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Author Topic: 070701 - Festival and SpeechTools  (Read 2384 times)
easuter
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« on: July 01, 2007, 04:38:37 am »

exeterdad has built the SpeechTools libraries and Festival, both of which can be found in the testing repos along with the source code:

Source: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/source/testing/x-apps/festival/
Package: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/x-apps/festival-1.95beta-i586-1vl58.tlz

Code:
festival: The Festival Speech Synthesis System.
festival:
festival: Festival offers a general  framework for  building  speech  synthesis
festival: systems as well as including  examples of various modules. As a whole
festival: it offers full text to speech through a number APIs: from shell level
festival: though  a  Scheme  command  interpreter, as a C++ library, from  Java
festival: and  an  Emacs interface. Festival  is  multi-lingual. The  system is
festival: written in C++ and uses the Edinburgh Speech Tools Library.
festival: License: X11-type. Unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use.
festival: Website: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival
festival: Authors: See Docs <festival@cstr.ed.ac.uk>

Source: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/source/testing/libs/speech_tools/
Package: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/libs/speech_tools-1.2.95beta-i586-1vl58.tlz

Code:
speech_tools: The Edinburgh Speech Tools Library.
speech_tools:
speech_tools: Is a collection  of C++ class, functions  and related programs  for
speech_tools: manipulating the  sorts  of  objects used in  speech processing. It
speech_tools: includes support for reading and writing waveforms, parameter files
speech_tools: (LPC, Ceptra, F0) in various  formats and  converting between them.
speech_tools:
speech_tools:         
speech_tools: License: X11-type. Unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use.                       
speech_tools: Website: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/speech_tools
speech_tools: Authors: See Docs <festival@cstr.ed.ac.uk>

Post and comments of feedback for these packages here.
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exeterdad
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 07:32:24 am »

Festival is normally called by other applications.  But if you wish to play with it right away to see if it's working.  Just open up a terminal.

Code:
echo "Hello Vector Linux user" | festival --tts

Or:

Code:
saytime

Would appreciate confirmation this package works as it has no install script.  So packaging was a bugger.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 07:49:47 am »

Ahh...so it doesn't have a graphical interface?
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 03:33:11 pm »

I dunno???  Is it supposed to?  I've only ever needed it to run with something else.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007, 03:54:33 pm »

I dunno???  Is it supposed to?  I've only ever needed it to run with something else.

Well, I placed it in the x-apps repo, thats the only reason I'm asking Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 04:06:32 pm »

I don't thing it has a GUI...

echo "Hello world!" | festival --tts

works well for me. Thanks exeterdad for packaging festival

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 05:45:22 pm »

Doh! easuter lol!  Hey...  you can't know everything right? lol

kidd...  Thanks for the confirmation.  That was a bit hard for me to package.  In the past I just ran it from my build directory.  But I couldn't very well have everyone else do that.  So I had to scoop up all the files and place them in sane locations.  Just wanted to know if it worked on someone elses box.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 10:06:53 pm »

Heh, thanks for the info on that, I'll move it to the correct location  Cheesy

And thanks for building this, after looking at the build script and the contents of the source directory...looks like it was a real bugger to build  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 04:01:24 am »

Ahh...so it doesn't have a graphical interface?


festival, IIRC, has a Lisp-like interactive interface.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2007, 07:04:07 am »

thanks. This is awesome  Grin
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