NO ONE knows??
kline at thought.org
Mon Oct 5 18:43:49 UTC 2009
On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 12:37:54AM +0200, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> Gary Kline skrev:
> > What I'm looking for is how to use the ``better than the
> > default voices''; there are several english languages that
> > are fairly natural sounding. Nothing I've googled explain
> > using the quality voices for FreeBSD.
> > gary
Tried/found this before at least once. The cmdline:
% espeak mb-en1 "hello"
outputs the string data that "hello" is composed on. Following further with
the linux example is difficult because there is no "usr/local/share/espeak/en1"
--neither file nor directory. I did locate the 796-byte data file:
/usr/local/share/espeak/espeak-data/mbrola_ph/en1_phtrans but don't have a clue.
From what I've been able to glean, this mbrola stuff is > ten years old. Whoever
was laboring away just dropped it. I've dug into this computer generated speech
just a tiny bit. Yes, it is possible to have Very real-sounding voices, nearly
human-sounding. But the complexity is extreme. No wonder the high-quality voices
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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