changing voice with festival

Globe Trotter itsme_410 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 4 15:10:19 UTC 2005


Sorry, this is slightly off-topic, but is it possible to have festival read pdf
files? How? (I believe it is possible to use it to read webpages, though I
haven't figured that out, either).

Many thanks, and best wishes.

--- Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 05:09:21PM -0700, Globe Trotter wrote:
> > Yep! And I am doing that right now...as I read this e-mail. Btw, and this
> > is alsodirected to Matthew, what is the multisyn package? Is that a good
> > thing to have?
> 
> It's a new synthesis engine. I assume the newness and the huge size means
> that they sound really good, but honestly, they didn't strike me as all that
> amazing compared to the HTS voices. Again, I'm not even close to being an
> expert in this field. In fact, I'm barely a dabbler. :)
> 
> > By the way, Matthew, here is a thought: you may consider including
> > multisyn in FC Extras or so, in not in the Core. After all, Open Office
> > RPMs are like 200 MB or so, isn't that right?
> 
> Yeah, it's a possibility. However, Open Office has a lot broader appeal than
> a few extra voices, and that's a lot of disk space on mirrors. If there's
> enough demand for it, though, hey, why not.
> 
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