​Heard the voice. really nice.. keep doing the project. Hope we would get a
working TTS soon for Tamil.

Regards,
J. Balaji​

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 2:36 AM, Shrinivasan T <tshriniva...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Shrinivasan T <tshriniva...@gmail.com>
> Date: 2017-09-20 2:35 GMT+05:30
> Subject: Installing Tamil Text-to-Speech system from IITM Donlab
> To: il...@freelists.org
>
>
> IITM donlab is working on TTS system for various Indic Languages.
> SSN Engineering college provided them the TTS system for Tamil.
>
> Few months ago, filed a RTI to get the source and install it in local
> systems
> https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/filed-a-rti-to-
> get-info-on-tamil-tts-by-iitm-and-ssn/
>
> They replied promptly and they told that all their TTS systems are
> already open source. :-)
>
>
> IITM released it as OpenSource here -
> https://www.iitm.ac.in/donlab/tts/voices.php
>
>
> After following up with IITM team in few mail threads,
> On August 12, 2017, Myself, Mohan and Padmakumar visited IITM Donlab.
>
> Prof Hema and Anju Thomas welcomed us.
> We spent an entire day, trying to build the entire TTS system.
>
> As the documentation was suitable for the preconfigured systems there,
> we can not proceed further.
>
> In the evening, we discussed and found that we dont need to build the
> entire system.
> They have already providing voice model files for festival.
> We have just to download them and compile them to make them work with
> festival.
>
> we can download the voice models from
> https://www.iitm.ac.in/donlab/tts/voices.php
>
> This seems easier for us.
>
> Then, we were trying to compile the voice models. Again, with lesser
> documentation,
> we can not proceed much.
>
> On Sep 15, Invited mohan to my home to work on this.
> We spent a day with no much result.
>
> Today, I mailed Anju of IITM and asked for help.
> Viola.
> We have compiled it already and we need to know where the tts script is.
>
> It really works well.
>
> Here is the demo - https://soundcloud.com/shrinivasan/tamil-tts-demo
>
> Full Details of the installation script -
> https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/how-to-compile-
> tamil-tts-engine-from-source/
>
> Automated all the installation and make a single script to do all the
> magics - https://github.com/tshrinivasan/tamil-tts-install
>
> There are still few improvements needed.
> Currently it reads upto empty line.
> Have to make to read entire page or chapter.
> Will work on this.
>
> Tons of thanks for IITM team, SSN team, Prof Hema, Anju, Mohan,
> Padmakumar for all their great support on this.
>
> --
> Regards,
> T.Shrinivasan
>
>
> My Life with GNU/Linux : http://goinggnu.wordpress.com
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>
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> http://FreeTamilEbooks.com
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> T.Shrinivasan
>
>
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>
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