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From: Kenny Hitt <kenny@...>
Subject: Re: default voice for the festival server
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 03:05:04 -0500
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.

          Kenny
	  


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
> /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/festival.conf:
> 
> 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 ;).
> 
> -Jon
> 
> 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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> > gentoo-accessibility@g.o mailing list



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