KDE & Text to Speech
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Wed Jul 5 16:58:33 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 04 July 2006 18:03, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> On Tuesday 04 July 2006 17:48, Danny Pansters wrote:
> > On Tuesday 04 July 2006 17:12, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> > > System Info:
> > > FreeBSD seibercom.net 6.1-STABLE FreeBSD 6.1-STABLE #0: Sat May 13
> > > 19:46:07 EDT 2006
> > > root at .seibercom.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SEIBERCOM i386
> > >
> > > I am not sure if this is the proper forum for this question or not, but
> > > I might as well start here.
> > >
> > > I am trying to get the KDE text to speech to work. I installed the
> > > 'festival' port and the 'festvox-aec' port. Everything seems to be OK,
> > > but no sound is emitted. The sound works fine on everything else. There
> > > are no error messages displayed so I do not know where to look to get
> > > this working.
> > You probably need to install "voices", these are ports that start with
> > festvox-* and festlex-*. I've only played with it to the extend I had it
> > read slashdot and such, nothing really serious, but I also found that it
> > did nothing until I installed some synthesized voices.
> I installed one from the 'festvox-*' ports originally.. I will investigate
> the 'festlex-*' offerings now.
Also make sure you are setting the correct audio method. My ~/.festivalrc
looks like this:
(Parameter.set 'Audio_Method 'freebsd16audio)
Change the voice to one you have installed and want to use as the default.
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