Hi Phil, Yes, the reason I stopped using Heather is the Acapella engine has difficulty pronouncing various words. For example, I'd try to get Heather to say Centaur and it would say something totally off the wall. I'd then break it into two different words like cent and tore,and Heather would say something close to Centaur but you could here where I broke the word into two different words. There were other weird problems like you might have a word like torch and she'd say tork. It took me forever to try and get her to say torch correctly. Finally, I gave it up because the voice was a pain to get to work correctly.
As for speech rate here is the funny thing. Acapella Heather and Scansoft Tom were recorded at the same rate. That is according to the Text Aloud settings. However, at that same rate Tom does sound faster or more clipped so I think each TTS voice/engine handles those settings differently. On 6/26/11, Phil Vlasak <p...@pcsgames.net> wrote: > Hi Thomas, > I prefer Acapella Heather to Scansoft Tom, but I think you said she had > more > trouble pronouncing words correctly. > When I use Text Aloud to record the voices in my games I often have to > separate words to syllables to have them spoken better. > For example, > screwdriver. > to > screw driver. > You could record each voice in three different speeds, and put the result on > your web site for a vote. > I was comfortable at the speed you recorded her in the earlier version. > > Phil > > > > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://firstname.lastname@example.org. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.