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Hi Raman, 

I use software dectalk. I purchased it last October from Fonix. 

I am happy with the software dectalk. The only thing that is cumbersome is the small delay in speech - it slows me down when editing documents etc. If there is a good speech server which integrates the Cepstral theta voices with emacspeak, I will switch over. I have tried using eflite compiled with the 16Hz Kal voice but I am not satisfied with the quality of voice output. 

Regards,
Arsalan






T. V. Raman writes:
 > I'd like to conduct a brief survey on the Emacspeak list to see if it
 > is worthwhile to continue the  support for Software Dectalk. The
 > Dectalk has been my favorite TTS engine for a long time,  but the
 > reason I'm asking is to see if the number of users it has justifies
 > the time investment. 
 > 
 > Last I checked around the time of the DTK 5.0 release John  Oelfke of
 > Fonix indicated that they had less than 25 software Dectalk customers
 > for Emacspeak --- and if that is indeed the number, I for one think
 > it's time to drop it.
 > 
 > If you are interested in seeing Software Dectalk support continue in
 > Emacspeak, please follow-up to this note so you get counted ---
 > with answers to the following:
 > 
 > 0) Do you use the software Dectalk with Emacspeak?
 > 1) When did you buy it (approx date)
 > 
 > Please follow-up to this note so that your message goes to both the
 > emacspeak list and John Oelfke
 > And if there are indeed a very small number, 
 > I can safely drop support for it. This is of course not to discourage
 > other folks who may want to pick up maintaining that code going
 > forward independent of what we find out as we count up the numbers.
 > 
 > 
 > --Raman 
 > 
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 > Best Regards,
 > --raman
 > 
 >       
 > Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
 > WWW:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/
 > AIM:    TVRaman
 > PGP:    http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman/raman-almaden.asc
 > IRC:    irc://irc.gnu.org/emacspeak
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Best Regards,
--raman

      
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