Some issues with the ibmtts output module of speech-dispatcher

Hynek Hanke hanke at
Mon Jun 5 15:42:09 EDT 2006

> Here are some things I've noted while using the ibmtts output module
> in the latest cvs speech-dispatcher. 

First of all, thanks for the feedback! Please send this report to
speechd at . That is the correct address. I'm not sure
the author of the module is reading this list (but of course he is
reading speechd@). You do not have to be subscribed to post and receive

> 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 

Could be either a problem of the module or of the synthesizer. Generally
in such situations it helps the developers very much if you can provide
examples of input that cause the crash.

> (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).

This should work. If it is not, it is a bug. But I think you
are providing wrong name of the binary
	killall -9 speech-dispatcher
	pidof speech-dispatcher
both are ok on my machine. If it doesn't work, please let me know. I'll
try to see what is wrong and fix it.

With Regards,
Hynek Hanke

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