[DECtalk], Re: flinger future stuff

  • From: shaun everiss <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 11:42:08 +1200

why not?
At 11:35 a.m. 24/06/2004, you wrote:

>Hello,
>I have just created a demo of the default voice of Festival, which is the
>synthesizer Flinger is aparently based on.  Anybody wanting to use a tts
>program, rather than singing, would want to look at Festival and not
>Flinger, as Flinger is designed especially for singing.  Anyway the demo is
>available at the following url.
>http://jaybird.no-ip.info/festival.wav
>Heh, should I upload this to the Dectalk archive?
>Jayson.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "shaun everiss" <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 7:17 PM
>Subject: [DECtalk], Re: flinger future stuff
>
>
> > Well they all know now.
> > I hope i've done the right thing, I hope it doesn't come down like a
>landslide.
> > I certainly wouldn't anyone to make it comertual, its free, however it may
>bee.
> > But if its not supported in windows major readers, then maybee we are
> > closer to a free screenreader, the idea has been going around.
> > We now have a free synth to use it with, now we must make it.
> > We are halfway there.
> > However, saying that, the ibm viavoice us english voices are quite close
>to
> > eloquence, so that could bee supported.
> > The trial of hpr has them so they are also free to us.
> > At 11:04 a.m. 24/06/2004, you wrote:
> >
> > >Hi,
> > >I have not been approved yet, so good luck getting the program!
> > >Also, Flinger is based on Festival, which is a software synth for Linux.
>I
> > >don't know if Speakup supports it, but it might.  As for the major
>Windows
> > >screen readers supporting it, don't hold your breath.  Festival can be
>made
> > >to sing but aparently Flinger is a more serious effort.
> > >Jayson.
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "shaun everiss" <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > >To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 7:01 PM
> > >Subject: [DECtalk], flinger future stuff
> > >
> > >
> > > > Hi jason.
> > > > Well at least there is a software synth for linux and windows.
> > > > Disreguard last message, I found the url and regestered.
> > > > The future for this synth will bee good.
> > > > I can think of a few things for it.
> > > > 1.  A screen reader for linux using it.
> > > > 2.  a software synth, that is if they get sound drivers and newer
>hardware
> > > > supported and the hardware list expanded.
> > > > 3.  Another free synth! However, I don't know if dolphin, fs and gw
>will
> > > > support it for their screen readers.
> > > > Iff all goes well, I hope to see some stuff in the dectalk archives
>soon.
> > > >
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