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Re: Console Access with Speech, Even During Install?

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On Wed, Sep 08 2004 at 11:20:03AM +0300, Veli-Pekka Tatila wrote:
> Could someone on the speakup team make a tiny version of it optimized for 
> softsynths, then. In stead of using speech dispatcher, it would talk to a 
> particular soft synth directly. This is just a possibility that came to 
> mind, I don't know much about the technical side of Linux yet.

I think the issue is that the "speakup team" have many projects on their
plates and Kirk, the project leader, doesn't have an interest in
supporting proprietary software synths. I have thought of working on it
myself, but even though I want it to work I haven't devoted the time to
learning how and coding anything. 

> >called tux-talk that will work directly with speakup.
> Even though this is not ready yet, can I already listen to samples of it 
> somewhere?

You can check tuxtalk out of cvs with the following commands. You will
of course need cvs installed.

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@bumpy.braille.uwo.ca:/usr/src/CVS login

use the password please, then

cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@bumpy.braille.uwo.ca:/usr/src/CVS checkout tuxtalk

IIRC it compiles correctly, but isn't particularly useable yet.

> By the way, could the tiny soft synth called Say work with Speakup on boot 
> floppies? I know next to nothing about it and have not even found the 
> homepage yet. THe only reference I saw was on the Jos Lemmens home page at:
> http://www.euronet.nl/~acj/index.html

I don't know what say you're referring to. Most of the software synths
available seem to have a command line interface which they install as
say, but chances are that to get any software synth working you'd need a
whole heap of floppies.

Really your best bet is to somehow track down a hardware synth. You can
usually find used ones that aren't so pricy as to make you go hungry.


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