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Re: current TTS options for Fedora-core 1



Hi, Peter.
Currently I'm using the Dectalk Software TTS version 4.61. It is $50, and
while not the most responcive   it does have high quality speech, there is a
multilingual version, and works with Emacspeak, YASR, and the Gnome screen
reader gnopernicus.
Dectalk Software 5 is now out, and I have heard there are some issues with
it, and you would have to talk to others on the list to find out what you
have to do to get 5 to work.
Also there is Cepstral. I believe there is an emacspeak server out for it,
and perhaps others can confirm or not one exists.

----- Original Message -----
From: "RAYNER Peter" <peter.rayner@cea.fr>
To: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 3:39 AM
Subject: current TTS options for Fedora-core 1


> After 3.5 years I'm about to upgrade from RH7.3 to FC-1.  Why
> something as old as FC-1?  That's what the rest of the lab uses.  If
> it's unworkable I can try something newer but the support engineers
> would prefer I didn't.
> It must just about be a FAQ to keep a table of which speech engines
> people have made work with various versions of the kernel, libraries,
> emacs and emacspeak.
> I'm assuming I'll finally have to abandon viavoice, at least
> until/unless the new versions  become available.
>
> Criteria:
> 1) Cost  isn't an issue
> 2) Must support English and should support French
> 3)   Responsiveness is more important than quality but some of the
> 8kHz voices  I have  heard  were a bit too ugly.
>
> This sounds like good candidate information either for a FAQ or for
> Raman's "tips and tricks" site.  If people send me more general
> information than for my requested configuration I'll try to construct
> a table of the current state of play.
>
> I'm also sure I'll have some other questions as the upgrade proceeds.
> regards
> Peter
>
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