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Subject: RE: Voices

RE: Voices

From: Stephen Guerra <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 10:10:56 -0500

Where are all the clips located for listening

Stephen A. Guerra
Assistive Technology Specialist
Independent Living Aids
200 Robbins Lane
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: (516) 937-1848
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-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of [IDC]Dragon
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:26 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Voices

> I'd be willing to do the edit work.
> I have a recording studio and spend quite a bit of time editing
> anyway; I
> really don't mind it at all.

Nice initiative!

That was actually my first idea of voice files, when speccing the
feature: "just" record them. A bit later I learned how well TTS works
these days and that it's much easier to maintain with automated and
scripted authoring.

Since we now have quite a lot of clips (353 as of today), the "key" to
an efficient voice file is to have the clips as short as possible. This
is also necessary to have numbers and spelling fluent. I don't know what
audio tools are available for such clipping and leaving the first
syllable intact.

You'd need to save the clips into 353 files then, each named like the
original language ID. The authoring tool can then process them. Perhaps
we can come up with a better way, not requiring this tedious
intermediate step.

A hypothetical tool could auto-clip the takes if spoken with a gap, save
them as individual files. (And hope for no offset within)


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