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One of these days I will remember that replying to messages will _not_
go to the list.

Doh.

Hello Kalyan, 

Kalyan Mukherjea <kalyanm@cal.vsnl.net.in> writes:


> Thanks for your newbies' tutorial on customizing the ViaVoice tts. In
> your preamble you write:
>
> "Also, it is beyond the scope of this document to explain how to
> install emacs, emacspeak, via voice, or any other software involved in
> getting your computer up and running with a spoken interface. Those
> things are explained quite well elsewhere."
>
> I would like to know where I can find out about the installation of
> the ViaVoice tts: 

I _think_, that it is in the installation part of the emacspeak
manual/info pages.  If it is not there, it might be in one of the other
guides on the emacspeak.sf.net site.  

You are using Fedora, right?  I would say that it should be pretty
painless.  As far as the tts install, they come in rpm format.  The only
problem that might be found there would be dependencies.  After the rpm
part of the install, take a look in the linux-outloud directory which
should be in one of a few places on your system, if you have a stock
fedora install. It should be in the 

<emacs directory>/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud

I am not sure how fedora handles emacs.  Debian will install emacs in
directories with version numbers that will allow you to run multiple
versions.  You can get to the directory by running the following command
in a terminal :

locate linux-outloud

Aftrer you get to the directory, read the VIAVOICE file and the alsa
file.  Then, you should be up and running.

I would think that it should be pretty painless, as T.V. runs fedora, I
think. 

> in particular, is it the $40 offering which was
> posted on the list sometime ago? I have seen several letters
> describing problems installing it on debian systems. But don't recall
> anyone reporting a succesful installation on a Fedora Core 3
> system. Are there any booby traps lurking there for novices like
> myself? (I did succesfully compile flite and eflite and have been
> using Emacspeak for several years. But I DO NOT understand code.)


Concerning the $40 offer mentioned here before, I have not heard
anything from that companny.  I joined a project that is testing the
viavoice engine on emacspeak, so I did not have to get the tts from the
company.  if you do not have a link for the site, check the archive, but
I think it is ttsynth.com.

Have a good day,

rdc


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