software synthesizers with yasr
martinfc at rogers.com
Tue Dec 7 13:47:04 UTC 2004
There's always the Cepstral option. The voice are not free, but virutally.
They're about 35 bucks each, they sound good and support linux.
You can try out demos and downloads at:
> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 08:23:26 -0500
> From: Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> ReplyTo: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: software synthesizers with yasr
> I agree with you Mario. As for your conclusion, I've been trying on the
> either part, as I'm not capable of the or part.
> Mario Lang writes:
> > Janina Sajka <janina at rednote.net> writes:
> > > He was asking about free software tts. DEC Talk isn't free. The only
> > > other free that I am aware of is Free TTS:
> > >
> > > http://freetts.sf.net
> > Oh yeah, free as in "Free for you if you control the Java license". >
> > And nowadays, they even managed to port Sphinx over to Java. >
> > I really really hate Sun for these obvious strategic moves. > If Java
> were truly free, no one would object.
> > But thats how market share aquisation goes it seems.
> > Look at what we got: FreeTTS, Sphinx and for OpenOffice, we need the
> Java > Access Bridge. That is 3 major accessibility related components
> > which are based on top of Java, and therefore prevent
> > distributors who truly care for Free Software from
> > integrating these components. I've tried several times to compile >
> these three things on top of a truly free java implementation, but > it
> seems they're doing their best to prevent this from working > by using
> the latest and "greatest" Java SDK tech in their code. >
> > All in all, Sun is obviously trying to make Java a required >
> component of your computer system when it comes to Accessibility. > I
> guess thats what one gets out of a deal by investing
> > efforts into it, but it is amazing how no one seems to realize > this,
> or seems to do anything about it.
> > Either Sun changes its license for Java such that it is
> > more easily redistributable, or we'll have to ensure that
> > the Java components in the Accessibility area do run
> > on Free Java Alternatives. Something has to be done.
> > --
> > CYa,
> > Mario
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