changing voice with festival
itsme_410 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 2 20:53:30 UTC 2005
Would it please be possible to include a British male and female accent also?
Their diction is usually great and understandable across the world! (Brits call
themselves as lacking in accent:-)
Btw, I have no .festivalrc file. I guess I should creat this, looking at the
Many thanks and best wishes!
--- Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 03:59:31PM -0300, Mariano Draghi wrote:
> > I think the FC4 RPM just have the "core" of festival, without any of the
> > other tools (extra voices, spanish support, etc).
> Actually, we ship everything that is under free license except for the
> "multisyn" voices which are over 100MB each. Unfortunately for you, the
> Spanish voices aren't an option -- nor are the British ones. This leaves us
> voice_kal_diphone: US English male
> voice_ked_diphone: US English male
> voice_cmu_us_awb_arctic_hts: Scottish English male (using US English)
> voice_cmu_us_bdl_arctic_hts: US English male
> voice_cmu_us_jmk_arctic_hts: Candian English male (using US English)
> voice_cmu_us_slt_arctic_hts: US English female
> To change the default, simply put
> (set! voice_default 'voice_cmu_us_slt_arctic_hts)
> in ~/.festivalrc.
> You can test the various voices by running festival from the command line
> -- type "help" and you'll get some quick instructions on what to do.
> I'm not a text-to-speech expert -- I just like my computer to talk. The
> "arctic_hts" voices sound *much* better than the diphone ones. And my
> favorite is voice_cmu_us_slt_arctic_hts, but that just may be because Star
> Trek has conditioned me into believing that computers should speak with
> female voices.
> Again, if you know of anything else that we can include, please let me know!
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