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If one is still using the version 4.6.1 DECTalk, can we take advantage
of those performance improvements from this drive or was some of this
already addressed previously?

On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 07:02:06PM +1000, Tim Cross wrote:
> 
> I have just made available on my web site some updated drivers for
> emacspeak. This includes updated drivers for Cepstral's Theta TTS and
> a modified version of the software dectalk driver which works with
> version 5.0 of the software dectalk. 
> 
> Changes in these versions include -
> 
> - Two Cepstral drivers. One is a simpler driver which uses just one
>   voice, whicle the second is based on the original driver which uses
>   SSML. 
> - Inclusion of a generic-voices.el file, which may be of interest to
>   anyone who wants to add very basic support for a new synthesizer.
> - A modified software dectalk server which will work with version 5.0
>   of the software dectalk. The driver has been "improved" by removing
>   some of the in-line dectalk commands. I found some of these commands
>   were responsible for some of the poor quality in the speech
>   output. Once I removed these commands, the server became much more
>   usable. 
> 
> These versions of the drivers should work with the most recent
> official release of emacspeak - version 20. If your using an earlier
> version or a more recent version checked out from CVS, you may need to
> hack things a bit.
> 
> If you find problems/bugs, please report them to the emacspeak mailing
> list rather than me directly as then everyone will be aware of the
> problems and maybe even the solutions!
> 
> Tim
> 
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