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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: Rockbox "talkbox"

Re: ANNOUNCE: Rockbox "talkbox"

From: Mark Greenslade <>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 15:19:47 +0100

> I do volunteer work at a reading service for the visually impaired. I

Interesting - I suppose these audiobooks are available only to blind people
in the US?

> actually use my JBR to record stories from home or while traveling, and
> upload them to the server.
> If Rockbox had talking menus and directories, the players and recorders
> would be a huge hit among the clients and the agencies that serve them.

I am actually in the process of testing A text to speech engine which will
work with rockbox.
I don't have time to elaborate further save to say that I have implimented a
kind of formant synthesizer (search for klatt or rsynth for more info).
I hope over the weekend to have a demo finished for people to download.

Someone on the list mentioned "SPEECH" for the BEEB. I remember it well ;
I used it as part of a talking word processor for the blind.

While I like the idea of using small pre-recorded mp3s to
announce directory entries, I want full access to menus and the text

> Aman Singer writes:
> > Hi.
> > The author hasn't mentioned, based upon a cursory search of the
> > archives, whether this will work with the player as well as the
> > recorder. Does it do so? It would be very helpful for the blind, for
> > obvious reasons. Hey, how about implementing speech for the menus too :)
> > Aman
> >
> >
Received on 2003-05-08

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