[Sugar-devel] [FEATURE] Global Text to Speech
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 11:24:01 EST 2011
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 4:20 PM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speech-dispatcher was used by the earliest version of Read Etexts to support
> speech. The big downside is that you need to configure it. When you
> install the RPM for it it installs espeak, Festival, and some other stuff
> too. Aleksey Lim created the gstreamer plugin, and also modified Read
> Etexts so that it could use either speech-dispatcher or gstreamer. I prefer
> gstreamer myself because it Just Works. I've heard nice things about
> Festival voices but I never got them working.
> James Simmons
I did quite a bit of work on speech-dispatcher a couple of releases
ago and I believe (from testers on bugreports) that it mostly just
works out of the box now for most standard use cases.
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 6:21 AM, Gonzalo Odiard <gonzalo at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> There's also speech-dispatcher which is an option (and which I think
>>> was used by OLPC quite some time ago).
>> Yes. I like the possibility of using not only espeak but festival too,
>> but right now will be add another dependency.
>> I have heard very nice examples of Festival voices,
>> but I have tried using Festival from the python api of speech-dispatcher
>> without success.
>> In F16 if I do:
>> [gonzalo at nautilus honey]$ python
>> Python 2.7.2 (default, Oct 27 2011, 01:40:22)
>> [GCC 4.6.1 20111003 (Red Hat 4.6.1-10)] on linux2
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>> >>> import speechd
>> >>> client = speechd.SSIPClient('test')
>> >>> client.list_output_modules()
>> ('espeak', 'dummy')
>> I have installed:
>> [root at nautilus /]# rpm -qa | grep festival
>> [root at nautilus /]# rpm -qa | grep speech
>> Do you know if I need install anything more?
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