Re : Re: A new tts on Linux

MENGUAL Jean-Philippe mengualjeanphi at
Fri Nov 4 09:27:26 UTC 2016


Thanks Kyle for honest feedback, although I'm not surprised.

I don't know when was born Kali, the security distro. Kali tts was born in 1996. And is the result of years of research by Caen University. So I think we cannot change the name of such product. I noticed several time the point, but I won't ask to Kali to change name explaning that another project in the world has the same one. And I don't think confusion is easy between both purposes.


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----- Jackie McBride <abletec at> a écrit :
> Any reason u call it kali, since that's the name of a distro dedicated
> to security? IMO, it creates a great deal of confusion.
> On 11/3/16, Kyle <kyle4jesus at> wrote:
> > To be brutally honest, I think some of the Flite/Mimic voices sound much
> > much better in English. Even Espeak, though not a "natural" voice,
> > definitely sounds less, um, like it's got something firmly entrenched in
> > its cheak or something, and it even has somewhat better inflection with
> > the right settings, and even the default inflection isn't so bad,
> > meaning it doesn't hit unusually high notes at the wrong times as this
> > demo voice is doing. Perhaps this proprietary voice is good in French,
> > but there's no way I would pay anything close to the asking price for
> > the English variant, especially since I wouldn't even be paying for a
> > recognized free open source license.
> > Sent from time
> >
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