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a 1.4G machine is *not* slow --- software TTS works happily on my
old 400mhz Celeron.

>>>>> "Lukas" == Lukas Loehrer <listaddr1@gmx.net> writes:
    Lukas> krishnakant Mane writes ("Re: just a newbi problem,
    Lukas> want to use festival, not flite with emacspeak"):
    >> > If you want to use festival, your best bet is currently
    >> to do it via > speech-dispatcher in my opinion.
    >> >
    >> why?  will I not get speech output with emacspeak, espeakf
    >> and festival combination?  > According to my notes,
    >> Festival works with `espeakf' and Festival
    Lukas> I now got espeakf working. My machine is probably too
    Lukas> slow (Pentium 4 1.4GHz). I find espeakf almost
    Lukas> unusable due to its very bad responsiveness. For
    Lukas> example, in an info buffer showing the GPL, if I do
    Lukas> "read all" and suddenly move the cursor, speech should
    Lukas> stop immediately and the line I move the cursor to
    Lukas> should be spoken. This happens with eflite, ViaVoice
    Lukas> and multispeech. With festival however, it seeps that
    Lukas> the line it is currently reading is finished first
    Lukas> before speech is stopped and reading resumes at the
    Lukas> cursor position.  Anyway, I really do not intend to
    Lukas> bash espeakf, just wanted to motivate why I believe
    Lukas> speech dispatcher might offer a beter experience.
    Lukas> My tests of speech dispatcher are mainly through the
    Lukas> python bindings and it seems very responsive that
    Lukas> way. Another advantage of speech dispatcher is that
    Lukas> you get Alsa audio playback for free.
    >> actually I don't even know if there are good voices for
    >> festival or if
    Lukas> You should really check *that* first before trying to
    Lukas> connect it to emacspeak. You can try voices via the
    Lukas> festival console.
    Lukas> Best regards, Lukas
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