Seems I hit the wrong button and replied personally. Forwarding this to the list Chris Brannon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > "Robert D. Crawford" <email@example.com> writes: > >> I've been messing around a bit with espeak today and yesterday. I've >> discovered that any voice with a richness setting of zero is not >> spoken. > > I can verify this. If you listen to the sampler, you hear that volume > is a decreasing function of richness, with richness 0 corresponding to 0 volume. This is the case with espeak, but not with outloud. >> Also, sometimes lines I move point to do not speak immediately. If I do >> C-e l I get the first part of the line (maybe four or five words) > You may be working too fast for the synth. I notice some annoyingly long > pauses at various points. > Out of curiosity, what version of ESpeak are you using? eSpeak text-to-speech: 1.38 22.Aug.08 Very new. Perhaps a downgrade to an earlier version will make a difference? Do you see a intermittent problem with voice locking there? Sometimes the default voice is used when something else should be, like comment blocks and such. >> 1. Does anyone else find the character echo unusable? >> Turning off word echo seems to help a little. > > Well, I'm not having too much trouble with character echo, but I sometimes > notice a bit of a stutter when word echo is enabled. For instance, the last > sentence contained the word "notice'. When I pressed space to end the word, > ESpeak said nuh notice ... just as a stutterer might! Yes, I've seen this as well. I've been pretty forgiving concerning espeak and sound "glitches". I've been using outloud almost exclusively for quite a while. Save for the segfaults, I couldn't really ask for more. I find the quality to be as good or better than any other tts sample I've heard. rdc -- Robert D. Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org Everybody is given the same amount of hormones, at birth, and if you want to use yours for growing hair, that's fine with me. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help"
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