[DECtalk], Re: DECTALK 101

  • From: Arnaud <arnaudb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 22:40:02 +0200

no, it doesn't work on the software version, I get many "phonem error"
messages.



On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 15:30:08 EDT, you wrote:

>Before I knew Dectalk was availible in other languages I programmed =
songs in=20
>French, German, Spanish, and Latin.  And since someone mentioned French,=
 I=20
>thought I'd send you all a French file.  The femail harmony is availibe =
if anyone=20
>wants it.  I don't have a software version that I can easily work with, =
so=20
>I'm hoping this file works on the software version.  If not, do a quick =
search=20
>for << and replace it with <.  If that doesn't do it, e-mail me and I'll=
 bring=20
>up my software Dectalk and tell you the quick fix.
>[:PHONE ON] [:nv mwax<500,20> zxey<250,21> kiy<250,20> Tey<500,18>=20
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>
>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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mwax<500,20>=20
>zxey<250,23> kiy<250,23> Tey<500,24> mao<500> peh<250,25> ey<500,20> =
blrr<750,18>=20
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>
>
>
>
>In a message dated 8/20/2003 12:53:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=20
>arnaudb@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>Hello,
>
>Would you know if Fonix will finally be able to put an international
>SAPI compatible version to buy?
>
>I heard the french voice for Dectalk, it's pretty bad compared to the
>US-english version, but if I could make dectalk sing in french, I
>would be happy.
>
>
>On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 11:24:44 EDT, you wrote:
>
>>I'm copying Corine who is my co-worker at Fonix.  We all know the =3D
>software=3D20
>>versions basically suck.  They have me on it and I gave them samples of=
 =3D
>both=3D20
>>hardware and software versions so they could hear the drastic drop in =3D
>quality. =3D20
>>What happened was they had a turn over in staff who haven't worked with=
 =3D
>the=3D20
>>hardware version.  So they at first couldn't understand what I was =3D
>talking about.=3D20
>> But I think they tracked down the bug for the next release.  I haven't=
 =3D
>heard=3D20
>>the latest fix, so I don't know if they found the problem.  I love =
the=3D20
>>hardware version myself.
>>Anyway, Fonix is looking for some blind listeners for fast speech =
rate=3D20
>>listening.  Personally I wish they would fix the regular rate before =3D
>worrying about=3D20
>>the faster rates for the blind, but I can't control what they do.  But =
=3D
>if=3D20
>>anyone on this list is blind and would like to test, let me know and =3D
>I'll pass it=3D20
>>along.
>>
>>Also, I have a Dectalk game I'd like to popose to this list.  I have =
900=3D
>song=3D20
>>files that need converting so they all work on the software version. =
=3D20
>>Basicalyy the "Y" needs to now be "YX" with the acception of "YU".  And=
 =3D
>I have a few=3D20
>>"<<" and ">>" instead of "<" and ">".  I have a friend trying to fix my=
 =3D
>files,=3D20
>>but he has very little time.  So I'm thinking that if a few of you =
are=3D20
>>interested, we could divide up the work and turn it into a race or =3D
>something.  We=3D20
>>would have to think of a prize or something, but if you all love =3D
>Dectalk, this=3D20
>>could be fun!
>>
>>
>>SNOOPI
>>
>>
>>In a message dated 8/19/2003 6:25:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,=3D20
>>nick6489@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>Thank god!  Finally, some one who is helping with the newer dectalks.  =
=3D
>It's
>>taken long enough.  If you have a sample of the old dectalk sounded =3D
>like,
>>that's what You guys should be going for in the next release.  Dectalk
>>sounds absolutely nothing like it should these days.  Thanks, and =
hoping=3D
>for
>>the best dectalk release since 4.2C,
>>Nick
>>P.P.S.  You can contact me off-list to explain a little bit of what I =3D
>and
>>many others think it should sound like.
>>    P.P.S
>>    Try to work out a deal with Freedom Scientific, please?  .
>>----- Original Message -----=3D20
>>From: "Sean Randall" <shwatscoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 4:46 PM
>>Subject: [DECtalk], Re: DECTALK 101
>>
>>
>>> I'd love any files you have, snooppy.
>>> I'm always interested in collecting.
>>> file-reception@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> with any attachments, if you can send any, please!
>>> Thanks!
>>> Sean.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: <Dectalk@xxxxxxx>
>>> To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: 19 August 2003 21:08
>>> Subject: [DECtalk], DECTALK 101
>>>
>>>
>>> > Hi gang!  I signed up for this list awhile back but didn't get =3D
>anything
>>> until
>>> > today, so I'm excited!  I have no clue if my introduction even went=
 =3D
>out,
>>> so
>>> > let me do it again.
>>> > My name is Snoopi Botten and I have worked with Dectalk since 1989.=
 =3D
>I
>>> have
>>> > well over 900 songs files for Dectalk, 2 CD's of music and one
>>> instructional CD
>>> > on how to program Dectalk to sing.  I call the instructional CD =3D
>"Dectalk
>>> > 101", and it comes with a bio of Dennis Klatt who invented Dectalk.
>>> >
>>> > I'm so glad to finally be getting this list because I've always =3D
>wanted
>>to
>>> > meet other Dectalk users.  Plus I work for Fonix, I'm helping with =
=3D
>the
>>new
>>> > Dectalk upgrade.
>>> >
>>> > I hope to get to know you guys, trade files, and answer questions.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > SNOOPI
>>> >
>>> >
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