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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 11:46:10 +0100

Well, I looked again at the Wiki registration page and it turned out that
entering a verification code is not required, so I registered and will
eventually upload some suggestions on getting the voice generation to work.

Best Wishes,
Peter Herngaard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Herngaard" <pethern_at_email.dk>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?

> 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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