[Kde-accessibility] Information about orca

Kristoffer Gustafsson kg84 at nikolausson.cc
Thu Jun 1 22:53:11 UTC 2006


How is it with via voice in these days?

The liast I heard was about one and a half year ago, when there was a 
discution on how to get via voice to work with newer operating systems than 
redhat 8.
Have anybody gotten this to work, or is there another way to obtain viavoice 
for linux?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Korn" <Peter.Korn at Sun.COM>
To: "Hart Larry" <chime at hubert-humphrey.com>
Cc: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>; 
<kde-accessibility at kde.org>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: [Kde-accessibility] Information about orca

> Hi Hart,
>> I just looked on your Orca page, but I didn't see a list of synthesizers,
>> either hardware or software. I sure hope it may sound as good as 
>> Eliquence or
>> support a Dectalk U S B? Thanks
> It's on the FAQ page, under the question "What voices are available?". 
> See:
> http://live.gnome.org/Orca/FrequentlyAskedQuestions#head-b8e4ba96980c5d02358f6fc012187a499ba43b08
> Orca works with all voices/engines supported by gnome-speech, which today 
> includes Festival, FreeTTS, Fonix DECtalk, and IBMTTS (which comes from 
> the same source code base as Eloquence, and sounds remarkably similar). 
> I'm not aware of any hardware engines supported by gnome-speech directly, 
> but my information may be old...
> Regards,
> Peter Korn
> Accessibility Architect,
> Sun Microsystems, Inc.
> P.S. This is another great question for the <orca-list at gnome.org> mailing 
> list.  I encourage you to take your Orca questions there!
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