particular clearification for festival needed

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Mon Feb 13 07:01:54 UTC 2006

As far as I know, festival is heavy on the machine.
One is also suppose to make any festival voice work under the smaller 
lighter flite.

On Sun, 12 Feb 2006, krishnakant Mane wrote:

> hello,
> This is Krishnakant again.
> I am perpusfully creating this as a new thread even though another
> similar thread is going on in the list regarding speach synthesizers
> for linux and the related impact.
> I think that the topic has gone so far that I am not quite getting the
> answer I am trying to search.  never the less that thread wont be
> disturbed any ways.
> so here is my question out of the box.
> I will be proposing festival for my project to begin with.  it is an
> embedded device we are building and will be like a self contained
> hardware synth come screen reader.  the system will be linux kernel
> 2.6 or above.  I will be writing screan reader for windows to begin
> with and then also for linux.  but the job of converting the text into
> actual speach will be always done on the device with the linux kernel.
> the device will only take textual info from the client computer.  in
> addition we have also developed modules to download doc or other text
> files (formatted or non-formatted) from the client computer on to the
> device for future, any time any where reading.
> the modules r ready and have been tested with eflite and flite.
> now all I want to know is that with 128 mb ram and more than 512 mb
> storage given with intel 8086 or 8051 processor, is festival the right
> choice.  Please answer on the following two points,
> 1. will festival run smoothly with the given hardware as mentioned above?
> 2.  are there good quality voices in festival available right now for
> british and american english?
> if I decide to build my own voices can I have better voices made from
> my side which sound better then diphone voices provided?
> thanks a lot,
> Krishnakant.
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