Converting text to mp3
Linux for blind general discussion
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Thu Jan 27 00:48:42 UTC 2022
As an example, may I ask what edition of Firefox you are running with
that dectalk Express?
On Wed, 26 Jan 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I use Linux speakup with a Dectalk express speech synthesizer. And I believe speakup also handles the
> slot card version of dectalk though you'll need a desktop PC that supports it, so the software is there.
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 05:22:35PM -0500, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> i do not consider my hardware decktalk provided via my reading edge to be an
>> example of text to speech.
>> By definition, and there are many, the term, which refers to taking
>> information in text format and rendering it aloud does not, speaking
>> personally, equal pronunciation ease.
>> In fact one theory about this has to do with preserving the audiobook
>> granted, as was pointed out in a thread some time ago, I am not likely to
>> learn about Linux screen readers, no driver exists for my hardware speech,
>> and software synthesizer sources currently do a number on my brain.
>> On Wed, 26 Jan 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>>> That being said, the audiophile in me cannot resist pointing out that
>>> pronunciation abilities of tts are of far less quality than those
>>> provided by many actual screen readers, at least the ones I have
>>> used...which???? does not include any for Linux.
>>> That being said, the technofile in me cannot resist pointing out the
>>> fact that every screen reader for every OS uses nothing but TTS
>>> technology to read the screen. Well, I guess BeMyEyes doesn't, but it's
>>> not exactly a screen reader, unless you need the volunteer to read a
>>> screen for you.
>>> ~ Kyle
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