kline at thought.org
Tue Feb 16 00:11:34 UTC 2010
On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 07:34:45AM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> writes:
> > On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 04:38:54AM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> >> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> writes:
> >> > On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 10:10:38AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> >> > [... long line snip ...]
> >> > I just tried again and now Konq did send me to the hyperlink...
> >> > Was i hallucinating? dunno....
> >> Hi Gary, how about GNOME's epiphany? Recently i settled down at
> >> epiphany for web work. That looks good to me.
> > I like epiphany more and more; the thing it lacks, and the Only
> > reason I use Konq is that it lets me use the festival
> > text-to-speech apps.
> > If *anybody* knows of any other browser that can be set to have
> > festival stuff work, please, Pulsseeze let me know:)
> Gary, what is festival text-to-speech apps? Can you please tell me what
> that is? in detail... If i have good idea, i can give you some
> information -- maybe there is some apps you want for in GNOME
If you look is /usr/ports/audio you will find the festival
2 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 512 Jan 25 20:13 festival
2 drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jan 27 03:07 festival-freebsoft-utils
2 drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Apr 8 2009 festlex-cmu
are some of them. When you use the Konqueror browser and
have festival correctly installed, you can mouse-swipe a
bunch of text and click on the Tools drop-down and have the
text read aloud to you.
It is fairly difficult to get a computer produce human
speech. I found out just some of the problems recently when
I began looking at some of the code. Much of festival is
written in C++; that I understand somewhat. Other parts are
written in some kind of LISP; I do not understand LISP very
well. Anyway, the point here is that when I find a long,
long essay on some philosopher and have to read it, having is
spoken to me is *MUCH* easier than making my eyes struggle
thru the essay.
So far, there are plug-ins to firefox-3 that attempt to read
text to you, but nothing I can get to work. Gnome probably
does have speech apps by now, but they probably rely on
festival as a back-end.
> Ah and I'm not sure my word is correct english.
My friend, your English is just fine. I am, sadly, still
mono-lingual. I am still trying to learn *French* that I
took in high school. (*sigh*)
> If i speak wrong
> english, you have to communicate mind to mind without appeared
Ha! Yes, that would be nice, even if it required something
you had to wear on your head, :-) Well, maybe in a few
> Plus Gary you study Korean. Korean is easy to study ^^;
Sure it's easy; so is climbing a sheer cliff face! I think
anybody who can understand English as well as their native
language[s], is absolutely outstanding. Congrats.
> ????????? (Hwang, Byung-Hee), KOREA
> "Get in the car. If I wanted to kill you you'd be dead now. Trust me."
> -- Virgil Sollozzo, "Chapter 2", page 77
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