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Subject: Re[2]: changes to voice files

Re[2]: changes to voice files

From: Arnaud <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 08:11:01 +0200

honestly, if you consider strictly the licence of the speech engine you use to build the voice file, I only know two engines that do not restrict usage of a sound file created with the engine.
It's the Microsoft one and the older L&H one.

Any other engine e.G., AT&T as we know, Scansoft, Acapela, etc. etc. have restrictions about the usage of the sound file created with the engine, generally it's
"for only personal use".
I don't know if a Rockbox voice file can be considered as "Personal use".


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On 14/06/2006 at 00:24 Paul Louden wrote:
Before considering contributing voices, be sure that your license allows the redistribution of output from the voice engine you're using.

On 6/14/06, Grant Hardy <> wrote:
Is there some "for newbs" guide to using this or a simple way to generate
voice files? I have many voices that I could contribute, but unfortunately,
don't know how to use the script.


----- Original Message -----
From: "James Teh" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: changes to voice files

> Glenn at home wrote:
>> Does the makevoices script make an English.voice file that is up to date
>> with the current menu layout?
> Yes, given an up to date lang file converted to the right format such as
> the one for which I gave a URL in a previous email.
>> I wasn't referring to making a file with a voice, although I was planning
>> on doing this sometime. I was referring to making my menus speak with my
>> aT&T Crystal & Mike.
> This is what makevoices does; i.e. creates a voice file for menu speaking.
> Voicebox is the script that deals with filenames/directories.
> Jamie
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Received on 2006-06-14

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