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Subject: Re: Rockbox voice files

Re: Rockbox voice files

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2006 19:18:47 -0700

I agree. I've got some SAPI5 voices that would rock, but I'm no developer
and haven't a clue how to generate my clips. :-
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocker" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: Rockbox voice files

> Hi,
> Could this be compiled in Windows? What am I saying? I don't know how to
> even compile...LOL...rocker
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Teh" <>
> To: "ScottLearned" <>
> Cc: "rockbox list" <>
> Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2006 7:56 PM
> Subject: Re: Rockbox voice files
> Hi again,
> I just investigated this further. It seems that the -o option of genlang
> is all that is needed. On a Unix system, run genlang over english.lang
> like this:
> cd rockbox/apps/lang
> ../../tools/genlang -o -e=english.lang -t=h300 english.lang >
> newenglish.lang
> You also need to run it over the language file you wish to use if it is
> not English:
> ../../tools/genlang -o -e=english.lang -t=h300 deutsch.lang >
> newdeutsch.lang
> Obviously, the target and languages should be replaced according to your
> needs.
> If you can't use genlang, I have uploaded my english.lang here:
> Jamie
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 10:51:24AM +1000, James Teh wrote:
>> Hi Scott,
>> I'm cc'ing this to the rockbox users list, as others may find it useful.
>> Hope you don't mind.
>> I actually have little knowledge of the Rockbox code, but have dabbled
>> at understanding bits of it. Nevertheless, I have done quite a bit of
>> investigation on the recent "broken voice UI" issue.
>> Like many others, I have noticed that current voice files broke in early
>> april (2006-04-02 build, to be precise). This is due to major changes to
>> the language files. To further compound the issue, the language source
>> files (i.e. not the binary language files) have completely changed
>> format as of 2006-04-03. The new format is known as langv2 and none of
>> the current voice file building scripts have yet been updated for the
>> new format. (This is the reason for the html-like tags described by
>> Andrew Hart.)
>> The tools/genlang script in the Rockbox source provides an option (-o)
>> for
>> output of the voice language strings in a format similar to that of
>> langv1. This is the best hope for the voice building scripts like
>> makevoices.vbs, though I think they may still need some changes in order
>> to work. I will investigate this at some point in the near future if no
>> one else beats me to it, though I don't have any SAPI voices apart from
>> Microsoft Sam to work with.
>> If you have no voice for now, you can roll back to 2006-04-01 or
>> 2006-03-31 daily build and use the Viavoice voice file provided by
>> someone on this list a few months ago. I'm not sure of the URL, so
>> you'll have to search the mailing list archives.
>> Jamie
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