Re: Information about synthetizers
On Wed, Sep 24, Sauro Cesaretti wrote:
> Could you advice me some ways to use linux
> console only with voice please?
> I heard about speakup but I don't know
> exactly what is the scope of that and if it's
> the right solution for this problem.
I have been using speakup as my screen reader for 9 years now. I personally think it's the best thing for console access because it is so fast. If your friend has a supported hardware synth or wants to use espeak or ibmtts you can set him/her up with speakup-connector. I prefer speakup-connector over speech-dispatcher again because of speed. When I say speed in this case I mean latency. Nothing drives me more crazy then hitting a key to shut up a synth and not have it happen instantly.
> One more thing,I heard about this 'festival voice, that it is good
> synthetized voice and easy to understand, How can I use it?
> Is it possible to substitute this one instead of espeak with orca screen
If you install all the necessary components for festival and you are using gnome-speech you should be able to select festival from the synth choices in the orca config.