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Subject: Re: VoiceBoxPlus Won't Use Default SAPI 5 Voice

Re: VoiceBoxPlus Won't Use Default SAPI 5 Voice

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:49:46 -0800

Hi there, I really appreciate your prompt response. I think, though, that
we're confusing two different things. I'm trying to build .talk clips for
my music, not build my own voice file. I don't have a ^rockbox/tools or
whatever that directory was that you mentioned. I'm running the VoiceBox
Plus script.

On Dec 21, 2007 12:49 AM, Onj <> wrote:

> On Friday, December 21, 2007 4:30 AM,
> Grant Hardy happened to mention in passing:
> > The subject says it all. It uses LH Michelle with the lowest possible
> > pitch, even though my default text to speech under Control Panel is
> > Daniel. How can I remedy this?
> Here's this exact same problem I posted a few months ago. I should
> probably
> make some kind of Wiki about this topic to help people out, but for now,
> my
> sent items folder does just as well.
> <--snip-->
> The fix for that is to edit the ~/rockbox/tools/sapi_voice.vbs file using
> some editor, and look for the text string '809'
> My line looks like this:
> LangIDs = Array( &h409, &h809, &hc09, &h1009, &h1409, &h1809, _
> note that h409 is first. In the original of this file, 809 is first. If
> you know anything about sapi languages you'll know that American English
> voices are 409 and British English voices are 809. Simply swap those two
> numbers, keeping the letter h at the beginning of the string, and rebuild
> your voice as before.
> You will then get the voice you actually want.
> It took me about 24 hours to find out where to go to finally fix this, but
> let me tell you, I was happy when I did. Nobody could work out what I was
> talking about, as everyone else I know was able to build the voice they
> wanted. I found that strange, but this fix did help me.
> You will have to switch the 409 and 809 around again to build British
> English voices in future if that's what you want to do, but I hope that
> helps.
> I was trying to build VW Paul and always getting AT&T Anjali. I can tell
> you it was very, very annoying, as I'd never even chosen that voice in
> control panel.
> <--snip-->
> Grant, in your case, you actually want 809 and not 409, but otherwise
> everything else does apply.
> Hope that helps.
Received on 2007-12-21

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