Re: Missing voices in Festival
Joey Hess wrote:
> Kent West wrote:
> > Within the last day or so someone asked on this list about a text-to-speech
> > app and someone else suggested Festival. On a whim, I did an "apt-get
> > install festival" and everything appeared to install okay. However, when I
> > type "festival", I get an error message about "no default voice found in
> > ('/usr/lib/festival/voices/')". There is no "voices" directory (but there
> > is a voices.scm" file), and I haven't been able to figure it out looking at
> > the man page or searching on the web for references to festival and voices.
> > Can anyone help me out here?
> Festival doesn't depend on the voice packages, because it's possible to use
> it for other tasks (the thing includes a complete scheme implementation)
> than speech synthesis, and for those tasks you wouldn't need voice files.
> It does reccommend a set of voice files. Look at dpkg -s festival. Apt
> ignores reccommendations, though.
> see shy jo
Thanks for the info. It was your magic phrase "voice packages"
that gave me the clue I needed. I searched the Debian web site
for package descriptions containing "voice" and found enough to
get started. Thanks again!