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Subject: Re: Generating non-English voice sets daily (testers needed!)

Re: Generating non-English voice sets daily (testers needed!)

From: Solomon Peachy via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 15:51:42 -0400

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 09:25:11PM +0200, XavierGr wrote:
> I tested the Greek voice file on an old Rasher's Simulator build (from
> 2018). Other than the occasional mis-matched string - because the simulator
> build is too old and menus have changed since then - the lang file seems to
> work.

Thanks for sanity checking this.

Do you think you could contribute the last handful of missing strings in
the Greek translation?

> Having said that, the quality of the voice file is in general low and the
> articulation is very robot-like, but I guess this is better than nothing.

Unfortunately the state of non-English TTS engines leaves a lot to be
desired. If you are able to suggest better espeak parameters, or
a specific (freely usable) engine that we can use, I'll gladly
incorporate that instead.

(I'm told the mbrola voices are better in general. working on getting
 them installed to experiment with)

  - Solomon
Solomon Peachy			      pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
                                      _at_pizza:shaftnet dot org   (matrix)
High Springs, FL                      speachy (freenode)

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