Some issues with the ibmtts output module of speech-dispatcher
garrettklein at comcast.net
Mon Jun 5 14:47:16 EDT 2006
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Here are some things I've noted while using the ibmtts output module in the latest cvs speech-dispatcher. Some of these may not be correctable, as I'm used to Eloquence on the other operating system.
1. Too slow--I want to be able to crank this baby up to at least 600 wpm.
2. Volume level--The voice is incredibly soft compared to other sounds on the system, so that when I play music with the synth at a decent volume, I get blasted.
3. Most annoyingly, the module crashes. There are various things it chokes on, chiefly the grave accent symbol. I've also seen it choke on wikipedia search pages. I even wrote a little shell script to restart speech-dispatcher (which, annoyingly enough, I can't just kill with 'killall -9 speech-dispatch,' nor can I 'pidof speech-dispatch' to even find out its pid).
4. Can there be more of a noticable inflection on exclamation points?
Hope this stuff helps the developer of the module.
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