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Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?

Re: Best Voice File to use?

From: Rene Ludwig <mail_at_renes.info>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 16:33:35 +0100

Hi Peter,
thanks for Your help and the zip file. I'll try the scripts later today.
Yes, steffi is realy a good german voice. I allready bought it from nextup.
I also have a trial version of the acapela klaus voice installed. These are
also great vices. Unfortunately the nextup version of the acapela voices are
limited. They can't be used as SAPI voices.
Best regards.
Rene
> 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
>>

Please visit my Braille / Low-Vision Site at http://www.renes.info
Received on 2006-11-04


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