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Subject: Re: Automatically generated voice file

Re: Automatically generated voice file

From: Liam Erven <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:15:35 -0600

We've been trying to compile voices using sapi as some sapi voices seem to
be eeasier to understand than festival, but I haven't found any information
on how to pass any command line arguments to sapi to actually set things
like the selected voice, and things like that.
I speak English, but it would be cool to see voices in other languages
seeing as I know rockbox encompasses a worldwide community.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stéphane Doyon" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: Automatically generated voice file

On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Arnaud wrote:

> I agree on this request.
> also Festival if it's the speech currently used, is a very strange english
> accent, maybe scotish?
> I don't understand some words, well, beside the fact that I know the menu
> of
> course.

I build my own voice files, and espeak is my choice. I agree espeak seems
to be clearer IMO. It sounds more mechanical perhaps, but I find it more

> --------------------
> Arnaud de Bonald - Paris France - WeBlog:
> a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I have a question:
>> Why is the automatically generated voice file just in english?
>> Is it possible to use espeak as the speech synthesizer for creating
>> automatically generated voice files so they can be multi language?
>> Would be nice if this is possible so there are more languages available.
>> Greetings,
>> Simon

Stéphane Doyon
Received on 2007-11-13

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