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Hi. Guess I was lucky because I fog speech-dispatcher and speakup
working on my Gentoo box the first time. Now, if I could be so lucky on
my Debian box.
I've tried several possibilities for the AddVoice option in
/etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/festival.com with no luck.
I'm still not sure if my problem is with speech-dispatcher or
festival in server mode. Speech-dispatcher is the only app I have that uses
the festival server. I noticed there has been a new upstream release
of speech-dispatcher and festival-freebsoft-utils. So far, I've
stuck to using only Gentoo packages. I'd like to stick with that
as much as possible. What is the procedure for asking a Gentoo
maintainer to upgrade their package?
Btw, since festival can change to the first 3 voices it finds in
/usr/lib/festival/voices/english/ I can delete don_diphone and
rab_diphone to get us1_mbrola available. Then, I can change
/proc/speakup/voice to 2 and get us1_mbrola. I'm using it now.
The voice sounds better than software DECtalk or my AccentSA.
On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 02:23:32PM -0500, Jon Hood wrote:
> Yes, mbrola-festival voices with speech-dispatcher can be very hard to
> do. What you need to try first is cross your fingers and hope that this
> is now properly supported- add the following to
> AddVoice "us" "male3" "us1_mbrolla"
> or something like (may need a little editing), then go into
> /etc/speech-dispatcher/speech-dispatcher.conf and tell it to use the
> male3 voice. This may or may not work and is not gentoo-specific;
> DISCLAIMER: I have been working at this for a long time without getting
> anywhere, so 2 people playing around on it now may help out ;).
> On Thu, 2004-07-15 at 07:00, Kenny Hitt wrote:
> > Hi. I'm running a festival server so I can use the festival module
> > in speech-dispatcher. I have the mbrola voices installed and working
> > in a festival session. I have the line
> > (voice_us1_mbrola)
> > in my server.scm file. The server seems to use the first voice listed in
> > /usr/lib/festival/voices/english
> > instead of using the us1 mbrola voice.
> > I'm seeing this on a Gentoo box running all Gentoo packages, so
> > my problem might be Gentoo specific. I thought I would ask here
> > in case anyone else has had this problem.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Kenny
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