speech systhesis voices with orca/espeak
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Tue Jan 23 19:14:43 UTC 2018
Debian Lxde or Mate, not settled yet but Mate wireless support has an
issue that I can't resolve, a programmer checked and me too as a
sysadmin, the drivers are there but network-manager see the network
but don't connect ...
2018-01-23 12:32 UTC−05:00, Linux for blind general discussion
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> what distro?
> On 1/23/2018 5:44 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> I just install Voxin and it sounds great with Orca. You may want to
>> give it a try.
>> They also provide installer to make things easier.
>> Best Regards
>> Edhoari Setiyoso
>> email : edhoari.s at gmail.com
>> skype : edhoari.s
>> On 01/18/2018 12:53 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> You can try Festival or Flite, as they both have some fairly good
>>> voices. But Festival needs to be started in server mode in order for
>>> it to work with Orca, and I'm not entirely sure that
>>> speech-dispatcher knows how to find the better quality Flite voices.
>>> The best way to start Festival in server mode would be to write a
>>> systemd service that starts, monitors and stops it. It should be
>>> placed in /etc/systemd/system and should be executable. Run the
>>> following commands to make the right file.
>>> sudo touch /etc/systemd/system/festival.service
>>> sudo chmod 664 /etc/systemd/system/festival.service
>>> sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/festival.service
>>> and then paste the following content into the file.
>>> Description=Festival speech synthesis server
>>> Now run
>>> sudo systemctl daemon-reload
>>> sudo systemctl enable --now festival
>>> Now you need voices. Look at something like
>>> apt-cache search festival
>>> There should be a fairly sizeable number of voices. I believe the
>>> Arctic HTS voices are probably the best. Install any voices you can find
>>> sudo apt-get install <voicename>
>>> where voicename is the name to the left of your search results. The
>>> documentation I'm reading says you will need to reboot after
>>> installing voices, but you should only need to restart the Festival
>>> sudo systemctl restart festival
>>> and then toggle Orca off and on by pressing alt+super+s twice.
>>> I found the documentation for this at
>>> but it's designed for Red Hat systems. I have adapted the
>>> instructions so that they should work on the latest Debian Stretch or
>>> Testing/Unstable systems. I don't have a Debian system to test the
>>> modified instructions, so your mileage may vary.
>>> Flite will be easier to get working, but last time I looked at it, I
>>> could only see the horrible default voice. Try
>>> sudo apt-get install flite
>>> You may need to uncomment its module in either
>>> /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd-conf or
>>> ~/.config/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf, or maybe just run
>>> from a terminal and follow the prompts, which should allow you to
>>> select either Festival or Flite. Toggle Orca and then select the
>>> synthesizer and voice you want from the voice tab in your Orca
>>> preferences. If all goes well, you should be able to hear a different
>>> voice from the default Espeak.
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