spd and espeak with libsonic support
krecoun at gmail.com
Tue May 1 13:15:43 CEST 2012
I reboot my computer after any changes in spd configuration files.
I have added your snip to the end of the file and nothing changed. Even
when I copied contents of /etc/speech-dispatcher into
This is my espeak.conf
# -- SOUND ICONS --
# Espeak does not currently support playing sound icons
# (audio files that are played by name when an application requests
# a sound icon). If you have installed the free(b)soft sound-icons
# package, this is the directory where will they be found. If not
# blank, the espeak Output Module will play them if it finds a
# file whose name matches the sound icon name. If blank, or no
# matching file is found, the name of the sound icon will be spoken.
# Volume at which sound icons are played.
# -- Punctuation --
# Characters to be spoken when punctuation setting is "some"
# Encoding is UTF-8.
# -- Internal parameters --
# Number of ms of audio returned by the espeak callback function.
# Maximum number of samples to buffer in playback queue.
# Minimum rate (-100 in speech-dispatcher)
# Normal rate (0 in speech-dispatcher)
# Maximum rate (100 in speech-dispatcher)
On 1.5.2012 12:39, Mesar Hameed wrote:
> It should be capital e, capital r and capital m.
> Did you restart your speech-dispatcher?
> I have pasted a snippet of my espeak.conf:
> # -- Rate control --
> # The following options are in words per minute
> #the same as the -s parameter for the -s option in espeak command line tool.
> # Minimum rate (-100 in speech-dispatcher)
> EspeakMinRate 100
> # Normal rate (0 in speech-dispatcher)
> EspeakNormalRate 390
> # Maximum rate (100 in speech-dispatcher)
> EspeakMaxRate 900
> If it is running in user mode then you probably find the configuration files in
> Do you have modules/espeak.conf there?
> On Tue 01/05/12,12:30, Vojtěch Polášek wrote:
>> There is no such value in that file, so I have added
>> espeakmaxrate 900
>> And nothing happens.
>> I have speech dispatcher running in user mode - not system vide.
>> On 1.5.2012 12:21, Mesar Hameed wrote:
>>> If I remember correctly, espeak will use libsonic above 450 WPM, so you
>>> need to change the EspeakMaxRate value. in /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/espeak.conf.
>>> You can set it to 900.
>>> Then in orca, as soon as you go beyond 50% you should hear the speedup.
>>> Hope this helps.
>>> On Tue 01/05/12,11:55, Vojtěch Polášek wrote:
>>>> I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I am quite satisfied with its features. But
>>>> I am missing one thing. I am using vinux 3.1 and there is an option, to
>>>> have espeak talking really fast thanks to libsonic support. I think that
>>>> this support is already compiled into espeak 1.46.02, which ships with
>>>> ubuntu 12.04.
>>>> When I set orca to 100% rate, well... its not so fast. I can't find any
>>>> additional rate options in /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/espeak.conf.
>>>> There are osme in espeak-eneric.conf, but I don't understand their meaning.
>>>> Can you please help me?
>>>> Thank you very much,
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