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Re: Changing speech synthesizers on the fly



Hello Kalyan,

Kalyan Mukherjea <kalyan.infinity@gmail.com> writes:

> When I do C-e dd outloud <RET> Emacspeak says "outloud" in the flite
> voice then the reedy voiced announcement "ViaVoice" .
>
> If after this, I again do C-e d d eflite_alsa <RET> I hear a beep from
> the PC speaker.  C-ea to hear the last announcement gives a sound like
> water flowing rapidly down a sink! and point remains in the
> minibuffer. C-g does not remove it. C-x C-c sometimes works to quit
> emacspeak.

I am not sure if this is the problem, but if you, by memory, change the
speech rate to whatever you use as the dtk default, does it solve the
problem?  It seems that this was an issue for me, but I don't remember.  
>
> Robert, before trying to get back to eflite_alsa, I opened your letter
> in the VM inbox. It read the message in a reedy voice, which seems to
> have a head cold: "mean" almost sounds like "bean".

I think I know what you mean now,  In changing from the flite tts to the
vv tts, it took a bit of getting used to.  I had to slow speech down a
bit in the beginning to be able to understand it as clearly as I did
under flite.  I think there might not be a fix for this, except to get
used to it.  

rdc

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