Yeah, I have heard some text to speech systems worse than Eloquence. The
FreeTTS text to speech system for Java that 7-128 uses in their gamebook
drives me up the wall. The E-Speak text to speech system isn't much
better. Although since Orca, that's the Linux screen reader, uses
E-Speak by default I've learned to tolerate it when I don't have
something like Dectalk Access or Cepstral on hand. Grin.
Anyway, we are really beginning to get off topic here. So we will have
to stear back on topic here soon.
Lukás Hosnedl wrote:
Then you should hear some of the czech voices out there. Eloquence
sounds sooooo much better than anyone of them. :-D Actually, Acapela has
just developed a czech voice now that just rocks and puts every other
voice out of place. But it's too expensive and responds rather slowly as
well. Oh well, but this is getting off-topic I guess. Just to agree that
what is good for a screen reader doesn't have to be good for a game. I
actually liked Heather pretty much - I checked her out when I was
looking at that czech voice of theirs, so I think this is one of the
best available choices for the game. So this is 38 reasons to use her
already. *grin* Don't know the other mentioned voices myself, so this is
perfect for me.
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