kline at thought.org
Tue Feb 16 17:20:56 UTC 2010
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:32:29AM +0900, Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> writes:
> > [...]
> > If you look is /usr/ports/audio you will find the festival
> > ports.
> > 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.
> LISP is from Tao. That's why it is not easy to people.
> > 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.
> Well i cannot produce the problem on my desktop -- FreeBSD
> 8.0-RELEASE. And for now, actually i can't launch firefox because my
> memory is so low (256M). Instead i use epiphany, which play well under
> low memory system. Then your -RELEASE version and default GUI
> environment(eg., KDE, GNOME)?
> Or i'd like to say that you should take to report as bug by send-pr.
My environment is primarily KDE, with some Gnome apps. I'm
running 7.1 right now but will soon upgrade to 7.3. It is
not a bug that Konqueror is the only browser to offer the
festival speech uyilities; but it would be nice if other
browsers had the same option.
> ????????? ?????????(?????????) | .. ?????? 15??????..
> "My voice is out of shape. And honestly, I'm sick of hearing myself sing."
> -- Johnny Fontane, "Chapter 12", page 155
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