On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 12:37:54AM +0200, Bernt Hansson wrote: > Gary Kline skrev: > > > What I'm looking for is how to use the ``better than the > > default voices''; there are several english languages that > > are fairly natural sounding. Nothing I've googled explain > > using the quality voices for FreeBSD. > > > > gary > > http://espeak.sourceforge.net/docindex.html
Tried/found this before at least once. The cmdline: % espeak mb-en1 "hello" outputs the string data that "hello" is composed on. Following further with the linux example is difficult because there is no "usr/local/share/espeak/en1" --neither file nor directory. I did locate the 796-byte data file: /usr/local/share/espeak/espeak-data/mbrola_ph/en1_phtrans but don't have a clue. <OPINION> From what I've been able to glean, this mbrola stuff is > ten years old. Whoever was laboring away just dropped it. I've dug into this computer generated speech just a tiny bit. Yes, it is possible to have Very real-sounding voices, nearly human-sounding. But the complexity is extreme. No wonder the high-quality voices cost $thousands. </OPINION> Suggestions? gary -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 5.67a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"