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RE: Software Speech (Re: ibm tts run-time engine purchasing alternatives)



It is possible to create a chroot and run it from there.

A little fiddling around but it works.

Bart


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John G. Heim [mailto:jheim@wisc.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:07 AM
> To: emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu
> Subject: Software Speech (Re: ibm tts run-time engine purchasing
> alternatives)
> 
> 
> Phil's Free wrote:
> My friend Paul has been without his emacspeak machine since _last_
> >>spring because we blew a capacitor in the powersupply and fried his
> >>hard drive, and I've been unable to duplicate the old machine under
> >>modern Linux distros.  I tried every published trick to bootstrap the
> >>old VV libs.  FLite kept crashing, Java synth jabbers jibberish. We
> >>tried speakup, it drove him nuts.  We tried every existing free
> >>softsynth, none worked. We bought the saccent, it sucked.  We're
> >>stalled.
> 
> Depending on his level of desperation, you might try DECtalk.  I've got 
> version 4.6 and I'm satisfied with it. It could be better.
> 
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