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Re: Pico


Ok here's my 1st feedbacks about pico. I think it's a very good
opportunity for the future. I only see, after a few minutes, these
1. I tried to change the rate via orca, even set to 60, it doesn't
change anything.
2. The volume, even maximum, is low. I believe a bug is reported about
this upstream.
3. I'm not absolutely sure about stability: it worked with orca -t, F
did ctrl-c, didn't work anymore, I rebooted the system, so it worked...
Don't understand why pico didn't worked anymore after ctrl-c.
4. When a number has more than 1 figure (10, 11, 12...), it's not
pronounced in French, the synthetiser reads the 2 figures. Instead of
saying 12, it says 1 2.
5. Of course, the prosody can be improved. But I find that the quality
is very interesting. The way is less long between current state and a
very very good product.

I don't know how I can help: test, doc, translation, but if I can I will
try. So far I promoted voxin (viavoice tts) because no free software
seemed to me usable daily for most users, especially those who come from
Jaws. Today, Free Software offers a very good solution, which has to be
improved but which is really cool. I'll test upgrades regularly.

Anyway if someone knows more about this project and what it needs, don't
hesitate. I'll search myself this too.


Jean-Philippe MENGUAL

Le dimanche 14 novembre 2010 à 07:13 +0100, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL a
écrit :
> Hi,
> To go and search new logs, I tried and so rebooted the VM. I was
> surprised but... now it works! :) Very pleased.
> I'll try if I can install also in lenny, to test more.
> Thanks,
> Regards,
> Jean-Philippe MENGUAL
> Le dimanche 14 novembre 2010 à 17:04 +1100, Jason White a écrit :
> > Jean-Philippe MENGUAL <mengualjeanphi@free.fr> wrote:
> >  
> > > Then restart speech-dispatcher.
> > > 
> > > No sound when I do orca -t then choose 2 (spd) and 2 (pico). Not log
> > > too.
> > 
> > Does spd-say work? There should be logs under ~/.speech-dispatcher, assuming
> > that you're running speech-dispatcher as a user other than root.
> > 
> > 

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