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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: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 04:07:47 +0100

Hello Brent

Eloquence is actually a SAPI4 compatible voice. If you have IBM ViaVoice
Advance 10.0 Eloquence Reed is included in the software.

Best Wishes,
Peter Herngaard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brent Harding" <bharding_at_doorpi.net>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 3:51 AM
Subject: Re: Best Voice File to use?

> Yes, I've got a couple Sapi voices on my system too for English. I find
> the Eloquence one too fast. I don't even think Eloquence is even a Sapi
> voice, it's a JFW specific thing.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Herngaard" <pethern_at_email.dk>
> To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 4:18 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 2006-11-06


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