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Subject: Re: Rockbox voice files

Re: Rockbox voice files

From: James Teh <>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 08:20:29 +1000

Hi Scott,

The english.lng in your .rockbox directory is actually a binary version,
not the original language source file, which is called english.lang. The
only place you can find the .lang files is in the Rockbox source. This
means you'll either have to download the source code for the daily build
in question (you can find the source on the daily builds page as well)
or trace it back through CVS and grab it from there. The file is in
aps/lang. The source archives are quite big, but unless you understand
CVS, that is the better option for you. Here is the link to view CVS for
apps/lang if you want to try your hand:
Note that with the newer builds (from about 3 April onwards), you can't
use the english.lang from the source archive. You need to run the genlang tool
over it first to convert it so that the makevoices.vbs script can interpret it,
which won't run under Windows unless you install perl. This is why I
provided an english.lang for download for those who can't or don't know
how to use genlang.


On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 09:22:39AM -0700, ScottLearned wrote:
> Hi Jamie,
> I downloaded your english.lang and had no problems making voice files with
> my AT&T voices installed on my PC. I just disabled the lines with the voices
> I didn't have or want. I tried this from the beginning, but don't think I
> had the right english.lng from the start. It seems this was the reason I
> couldn't generate the script. I copied your english.lang to the directory I
> made and ran the script with surprising results. I had a nice voice file
> waiting for me within seconds!
> I have three different voices with three different speed settings, but as
> you said, these are for the newer builds. I guess I am a bit confuse from
> where to get the english.lang file from. It was my understanding that the
> file was in the lang folder in the .rockbox folder. I don't see any files
> with the .lang extension. I can find a .lng file, but am not sure if this is
> the right one. I originally had the .lng file in the build directory, but
> the script wouldn't run, just gave me an:
> Error - could not open language file "english.lang" (MakeVoiceFile)C:\BUILD>
> Where in the world can I find an english.lang file for the older builds?
> If you would have one that you could send along, I would sure apreciate it.
> BTW, one of my files, actually Mike16 was 2,016 KB and it ran fine with my
> iPod. This was the one with the slowest speed.
> Thanks for your help.
> Scott

James Teh
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Received on 2006-04-13

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