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Subject: Re: Voice creation

Re: Voice creation

From: Onj <onj_at_AndreLouis.COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 22:59:40 +0100

On Wednesday, August 08, 2007 10:47 PM,
Daniel Stenberg happened to mention in passing:

> Why? Surely the *vast* majority of all users (blind, visually impaired or
> perfectly seeing) download a voice file made by someone else?

1. I'm blind and I used too, until a few days ago, make voices
2. I make (made?) 7 voices. People had I think, quite a good choice and I
know the site was used, because I looked.
3. I use windows XP. How can I install sigwin, and does it have to be
sigwin? I'm a power user of windows but no other operating system. I have
messed a little, with ubuntu so laugh if you like, but would it be possible
to build the voices in that as it's a Linux varient, or am I speaking out
the wrong end? All things I don't know.
4. Downloading a voice made by someone else is fine, but it seems and
perhaps I just didn't read the Rockbox page carefully enough, that this
change was almost thrust upon us. Now I'm not out to offend, belittle, or
undercut anyone, and this is just my opinion so take it or leave it, but I
was happy the way things worked. for me to make voices for the people that
want them, I don't know what I'll do now. I don't know what players people
used, and what particular voices I can use now it's a totally different
system, how many voices to make, IE, an Eloquence varient for Iriver, Ipod
and Iaudio, and just one varient of the Espeak for the Sansa, that kind of
thing. I'd have to get user input from people on this list that used my
stuff, figure out what's convenient and all that. Otherwise I have to make
all 7 voices for all however many targets there are and upload that whenever
English.Lang is changed which will probably be quite freequently now, and
that's a lot of uploading. Before, one archive of anywhere from 8 to 10.5
MB was sufficient, but with this new system in place, how drastically is
this going to change what I do?

This is a lot of questioning the scheme of things, but I still want to make
voices for those that want them. Even if nobody does, and users are happy
with what's on the Rockbox site, for my own personal use. Somehow, this
will happen. However, I'd like it to happen, knowing that I can do it, and
that I won't have to depend upon people like my mother, or brother who have
site, any time I want to make voices. Especially at 6 30 in the morning.
Can you imagine how annoyed they'll be?
'Hi it's that time again, load up Sigwin for me will you?'
Received on 2007-08-09

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