free text to speech

Krister Ekstrom crisekstrom at
Thu Dec 9 10:51:05 UTC 2004

Hash: RIPEMD160

Hi Gustafsson,
Have you tried the Swedish voice from the Mbrola databases and if so,
how useful is it? I'd like to use it in Gnome for example. Is it hard
to install those voices?
On 9 Dec 2004 09:58:13 , you typed::
GKe> Hello!
GKe> some time ago someone asked about free text to speech for linux.
GKe> Personally I recomend to use the mbrola databases. they
GKe> sound very good and there are many suported languages.
GKe> These can be used with festival, but I don't know what
GKe> screen reader software to use with it.
GKe> is emacspeak supported?
GKe> I also know that festival lite can convert festvox voices
GKe> to the flite voice format and use these voices instead of the
GKe> awful voice, but I don't know how good that works with mbrola.

GKe>  I don't even know how to change the voice, but prehaps
GKe> someone else could help with this.
GKe> another option is to ask me for the viavoice binaries I ave
GKe> on one of my computers, but I don't know if it is possible to get
GKe> it working abovve redhat 8.
GKe> Is there any way to get that working?
GKe> or can I buy viavoice?

GKe> kristoffer

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