[sugar] New multilingual dictionary activity
Mon Mar 10 05:01:58 EDT 2008
On 3/10/08, Hemant Goyal <goyal.hemant at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Next steps:
> > * I have a "Speak" button that I'd like to hook up to espeak with the
> > appropriate accent loaded. Josh, any interest in helping to get
> > that working? Should I just wait for the speech server?
> The speech dispatcher API is what you can use for the speech synthesis.
> The python API is accessible here :
> I am still trying to get the speech dispatcher and its dependencies
> packaged for Fedora :\. And that is the only reason why the speech server is
> still not present on the XO :(. I really request an expert to look into this
> and help speed up the work.
> In the long run, we plan to explore other Text to Speech engines other
> than eSpeak (because of voice quality issues). So coupling your app with
> eSpeak is not so sensible when you can directly use speech-dispatcher for
> all testing.
> I have a few unapproved speech-dispatcher packages here:
> You'll need dotconf packages to install speech dispatcher. Perhaps Assim
> can help you get a *usable* dotconf pacakge.
You can get dotconf RPM's from
These RPM's are clean to use with only some minor bugs regarding Fedora
Guidelines. We would really appreciate some help in process of review
request to get both the packages
(speech-dispatcher and dotconf) into OLPC build soon.
I'd gladly hook your activity to speech dispatcher and make it self voicing
> _once_ speechd gets accepted in the OLPC build.
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