[sugar] New Activity Proposal -- "Your voice on XO"
Fri Apr 4 23:07:20 EDT 2008
This is an awesome idea. A couple of people have contacted me to ask
how to add new voices to Speak. It would be great to make this
Have you actually tried the existing process for adding a voice?
On Apr 4, 2008, at 5:58 PM, Alex Escalona wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I just created a page on the OLPC wiki detailing my activity
> proposal--"Your voice on XO". I hope to develop this activity via
> GSoC 2008. A brief abstract of my proposal follows.
> This is a proposal for the creation of a new activity for the XO
> that would advance localization efforts in TTS development, as well
> as promote the involvement of the local community overall. "Your
> voice on XO" would consist of a long-term, community-based project
> to build and/or further development of a synthetic voice for the
> language used locally (for more on synthetic-voice building, see http://www.festvox.org/bsv/p710.html
> , and http://espeak.sourceforge.net/add_language.html).
> This activity would entail integrating the voice-building
> capabilities of eSpeak, or perhaps Festival, into Sugar on the XO,
> as well as working to facilitate synthetic-voice building in a
> classroom, or community setting (for an overall view of how the
> voice building process might proceed, see http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/emasters/summer_school_2005/tutorial3/tutorial.html)
> Your feedback and comments are much appreciated!
> Alex Escalona
> ("vergueishon" on OLPC wiki, IRC)
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