update needed on software synthesizers for linux

krishnakant Mane krmane at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 12:01:54 UTC 2006

hi,  I am putting my questions against your answers.  look for *q*
where I am putting my comments.

On 10/02/06, Willem van der Walt <wvdwalt at csir.co.za> wrote:
> Hi,
> You can actually use IBM viavoice.
> I am using an old unsupported version, but these days you can buy it
> again.
*q* please give more details on IBM viavoice,  what do u mean by older
versions.  if I want to use that so called older version, can I use it
with kernel 2.6.  Please specify.
> Also go to www.llsti.org where there are some other free software
> including Hindi.
> Willem
*q* I wont mind if I don't have any thing on hindi right now, but my
main issue is quality of speach.  I want to know if I can create my
own voices, do you have any info about festvox, I mean can I have
better voices created or is it that I get the same tone with added
> On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, krishnakant Mane wrote:
> > well, actually my main question is about the software synths available
> > under the gpl or lgpl.
> > I want to know if there are better synths than flite,  I want better
> > quality voices like IBM's viavoice or eloquence used by jaws for
> > windows.
> > or if there is a way we can use existing speach engines to generate
> > better voice.  I heard about festvox but is it for just adding new
> > voice with a diphone speach or can I improve the speaking quality like
> > inflection and the pronounciations etc.
> > if not then what are the better options.
> > thanks,
> > Krishnakant.
> >
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