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Subject: Re: VOICE UI - IDEA

Re: VOICE UI - IDEA

From: Manuel Dejonghe <manuel_at_dejonghe.de>
Date: 2006-01-02

Hi,

does things not get complicated as hell with other
languages/translations and emphasis ?

lImbus

P.S.: I don't think anybody minds it here, but this topic would rather
fit on the dev-list.

On 12/31/05, David Pedersen <dav-ped@frisurf.no> wrote:
> There has been several wantings, as to have different things spoken on the
> RB jukeboxes. Among other things, accented characters, menu items etc. One
> of the problems, as far as I get it, is that we are close to run out of
> space, when it comes to the voice files.
>
> Some years ago, I constructed a few different softwares, that was to handle
> lexical information. The way the voice ui is build up in RB, each menu item
> has to be saved in its full; am I correct. This means that one spot in the
> voice table has to hold the voiced information of RECORDING SCREEN, and
> another position the information RECORDING SETTINGS, yet another GENERAL
> SETTINGS. This way the voiced words of RECORDING, and SETTINGS, has to be
> repeated several times, and so takes up quite much space.
>
> A more space sufficient way to build up lexical file structures, is to save
> all words (one by one) in a table, and then let each spoken phrase consist
> of several pointers. This means a lot of space savings. Even if we were to
> have 32bit (4 byte) pointers, and a certain menu item was to have five words
> spoken, this would only mean 20bytes.
>
> How about if every word had its own mp3-file: RECORDING.MP3, SETTINGS.MP3,
> GENERAL.MP3, PLAYBACK.MP3 ETC. aND THEN WE HAD AN ARRAY, WHERE WE HAD
> POINTERS TO THE DIFFERENT WORDS, THAT WERE TO BE SPOKEN AT EACH ITEM.
>
> ok, YOU GUYS, i KNOW i MAY BE THINKING TOTALLY NEW HERE! bUT, i ALSO THINK,
> THAT IT MAY BE AN IDEA TO LOOK INTO WAYS TO ENSURE THAT WE WILL HAVE THE
> VOICE UI WORKING IN THE FUTURE; EVEN IF WE CONTINUE TO PUT MORE FEATURES
> INTO THIS WONDERFUL SOFTWARE. sO, DON'T TAKE THIS AS ANYTHING BUT A
> SUGGESTION, AND SEE WHAT WE CAN GET OUT OF IT...
>
Received on Mon Jan 2 11:58:44 2006


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