Speakup Soft Speech--What's the status?
jschmude at adelphia.net
Sun Jun 6 10:29:07 EDT 2004
If you have dectalk and want to use it, do the following:
Edit your speechd.conf file (usually in /etc/speech-dispatcher or
/usr/local/etc/speech-dispatcher) and add a line to load the dtk-generic
module. You'll see lines that begin with AddModule add this under the ones
that exist already:
AddModule "dtk-generic" "sd_generic" "dtk-generic.conf"
Note the uppercase letters in AddModule. Now, find where it says:
and change that to:
Note that you need speech-dispatcher 0.3 or 0.4.1 to do this (0.4
has a bug in the module). Now, restart speech dispatcher and speechd_up
and DECTalk should work. Dectalk 5 works better than dectalk 4.61, but
they both work.
I'm not sure what the status on Cepstral is. I don't have it and
I'm not going to buy it if they continue the $30 per voice price scheme,
that can get a bit on the expensive side.
Currently, it's not possible as far as I'm aware to switch
software synths on the fly with speechd-up. To switch synths, you have to
change the DefaultModule line in the config file and reload speech
dispatcher and speechd_up.
On Sun, 6 Jun 2004, Janina Sajka wrote:
JS> Dear Friends:
JS> Some weeks ago there was intense activity on the Speakup list as several folks worked to get various software speech synths functional for Speakup. I'm just wondering what the status of all that is as of today.
JS> For myself I have Speakup working with Flite and Speechd_up, but I'd
rather drive DEC Talk or Cepstral.
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