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Subject: Re: Rockbox voice files

Re: Rockbox voice files

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 20:04:51 -0700

I downloaded the .lang file but am still *very* confused as to how I
should go about generating the voice clips (I'm a windows user)?

On 4/12/06, James Teh <> wrote:
> 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.
> Jamie
> 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
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Received on 2006-04-13

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