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Subject: Re: rockbox voices
From: Ronald Teune (rtwolf_at_gmx.net)
Date: 2004-09-29


Hi,

once I heard a demo from IBM, I think it's the ViaVoice technology. They
found a method to split all english words into about 40-50 pieces iirc. So
if you speak these pieces, you can pronounce all words. Now if only the
word-to-wordpiece engine could be ported to rockbox...

Ronald

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 16:54:08 +0200, Marc Tricou <MarcTricou_at_gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> i have also a suggestion for the voices. I'm using my box mostly in my
> car.
> So during driving this feature is extreme helpful. But the voices
> pronounce
> every character as it is spoken in the alphabet (a = "ey", b = "bee"
> etc.) ,
> not like it es sounding when spoken. Britney sounds like "bee, arr, ai,
> tee,
> en, ih, why".
> During driving i can't contentrate on understanding this. How about a
> voice
> file that really speaks the characters? "bh, rr, i, t, nn, eeh, ih".
> Ok,
> some characters have to be a thing between their different appearances
> (c=
> "see" or "kh") but i think even then it's much more understandable, what
> do
> you think?
> If I have time in two months i will perhaps work me into producing such a
> voice file...
>
> bye,
> Marc
>
>
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-- 
Groeten,
Ronald Teune
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