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We try to keep track of new releases on packages, but there are sometimes people may forget :)
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Kenny Hitt wrote:
> Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 03:05:04 -0500
> From: Kenny Hitt <kenny@...>
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] default voice for the festival server
> 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
> > /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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