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Subject: Re: Creating a Bash script to generate en.voice

Re: Creating a Bash script to generate en.voice

From: Storm Dragon <stormdragon2976_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 00:13:04 -0400

Hi,
No I haven't. I have been on the #rockbox IRC chanel but not filed a bug
or anything. So it would be great if you could file the bug and make it
high priority. One thing that may slow down the RB utility compatibility
with Orca is it is written in QT I think and Orca doesn't work at all
with QT applications. It may start working in the future when QT starts
to use at-spi, but there is no clear time for when that will start
happening. So, the whole utility would have to be written over in a
different language, maybe with a GTK interface. I got a player for my
birthday with Rockbox pre-installed, and had to come up with some way to
put .talk clips on it. So I wrote the scripts. They work well, I am just
missing the ability to make the player use the same voice for
everything. I can generate .talk files using Cepstral, Espeak, Festival,
and the new pico-svox voices. Voices are easy to add so long as they
have a wav generation capability. If I can get these bash tools working
well enough to release to the public it would make the wait for the RB
utility to be rewritten or for Orca and QT to start playing nicely
together easier.
Thanks
Storm

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On Thu, 2010-05-27 at 22:54 -0500, Scott Berry wrote:
>  
> 
> Hey Storm,
>  
> Have you told the Rockbox guys about the fact that the utility does
> not work with Orca?  I am on both the Rockbox-dev and Rockbox regular
> lists and I can also put a flyspray bug up there and try to make it a
> high priority.
>  
>  
>         ----- Original Message ----- 
>         From: Storm Dragon 
>         To: Rockbox Development 
>         Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 22:41
>         Subject: Creating a Bash script to generate en.voice
>         
>         
>         
>         Hi,
>         I am working on a set of scripts for Linux to handle voice
>         generation for Rockbox. I have a script that can create .talk
>         files for directories and files. the only thing that is
>         missing is a file to create speech for the menus etc. I
>         downloaded the RB source and read through the perl scripts,
>         but I don't have much experience with perl and got lost rather
>         quickly.
>         The reason I am trying to get all of this functionality in to
>         bash scripts is because the Rockbox utility does not work with
>         Orca, the screen reader for Linux. Also, it is rather nice to
>         have the ability to generate .talk files in the right click
>         menu.
>         So, my question is, to create the menus and general speech
>         clips, is it just one filewith all the clips in a specific
>         order? Do I need to create the en.lang file too, or can I just
>         use the one that already comes with it? Oh, also, if I do just
>         have to create one file in specific order, where can I find a
>         list of words in the specific order that should be used?
>         Thanks for any help
>         Storm
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>         
>         
>         
>         
Received on 2010-05-28

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