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Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?

Re: Best Voice File to use?

From: Peter Herngaard <pethern_at_email.dk>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 11:18:01 +0100

Hello Rene

You can download the deutsch.lang file from the CVS repository.
I would be happy to have my additions added to the voice wiki, but
unfortunately the registration procedure -- namely entering the verification
code -- is simply not accessible with my JAWS screen reader.
I have mailed you a ZIP archive voice.zip containing all necessary files to
begin the voice generation. However, you will still need a SAPI4 or SAPI5
compatible speech engine.
You might consider purchasing a license for Scansoft RealSpeak Solo Steffi
which is a very nice German SAPI5 speech engine sold for US$ 45 by
Nextup.com.

Best Wishes,
Peter Herngaard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rene Ludwig" <mail_at_renes.info>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?

> Hi Peter,
> i am also interested in the batch files.
> I read the voices and the langs wiki and downloaded the makevoice scripts.
> But i cannot generate a voice file because i only have the german language
> file in binary .lng format.
> Is there a place where i can download the source german.lang file? I read
> something about a perl script called genlang which should be able to
> convert
> the binary file back to text but it looks quite difficult.
> Thanks.
> Rene
>> Hello there,
>> I would be interested in those scripts as well.
>
>>> Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 01:24:53 +0100
>>> From: "Peter Herngaard" <pethern_at_email.dk>
>>> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>> ReplyTo: Rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>> Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?
>>>
>>> Hello Peter
>>>
>>> If you have any SAPI4 or SAPI5 compatible speech engine on your
>>> computer, it's actually very easy to generate a Rockbox voice file.
>>> Download the listvoices.vbs (for SAPI5) and listvoices_sapi4.vbs from
>>> the voice wiki and run cscript listvoices.vbs and cscript
>>> listvoices_sapi4.vbs from the command prompt.
>>> The VB script should then return a list of all speech engines currently
>>> installed on your system.
>>> If you are interested, I can send you a ZIP archive of ,my own voice
>>> generation scripts with batch files.
>>> You will still need speech engines, but several are made available
>>> freely for private use. Unfortunately, distributing the generated speech
>>> as sound files may often constitute a breach of the licensing
>>> conditions.
>>> Silly but true.
>>>
>>>
>>> Best Wishes,
>>> Peter Herngaard
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Peter Verhoeven" <carina.peter_at_gmail.com>
>>> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 8:23 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?
>>>
>>>
>>> > Hi,
>>> >
>>> > I'm looking for a complete english.voice. I have a recent build >
>>> version of Rockbox for Ipod Nano. The version option in the Info -> >
>>> Version menu, is not voiced,. So, I can not tell you which version I >
>>> use. Or are there other ways to get the installed version?
>>> >
>>> > BTW: I started reading how create your own voice file, but it looks >
>>> like a lot of work?
>>> >
>>> > Peter Verhoeven
>>> >
>>> > 2006/11/2, Peter Herngaard <pethern_at_email.dk>:
>>> >> Hello Peter
>>> >>
>>> >> In order to answer your question, it's necessary to know your
>>> localized >> language and the Rockbox built for which you intend to have
>>> voice >> support.
>>> >>
>>> >> Due to different licensing conditions, making really good quality
>>> voices >> available for downloadmay not be possible.
>>> >> However, if you have a valid license for any SAPI4 or SAPI5
>>> compatible >> speech engine, you may generate a voice file for use with
>>> Rockbox. >>
>>> >> Kind regards
>>> >>
>>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>>> >> From: "Peter Verhoeven" <carina.peter_at_gmail.com>
>>> >> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
>>> >> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 11:12 AM
>>> >> Subject: Best Voice File to use?
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> > Hi,
>>> >> >
>>> >> > What is the most complete voice file for voicing menus on Ipod
>>> Nano? >> > I tried several, but I didn't find one, that speaks all the
>>> menu >> > options on Ipod Nano.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Regards Peter Verhoeven
>>> >> >
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>
>
>
> Please visit my Braille / Low-Vision Site at http://www.renes.info
>
Received on 2006-11-04


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