AW: DOING AWAY WITH ESPEAK
Eigeldinger Simon <simon.eigeldinger@...>
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Also converting books is very good when doing this with the command line version.
And espeak is very small and lightweight.
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Von: Christo de Klerk [mailto:christodeklerk@...]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. April 2016 14:30
Betreff: Re: [nvda] DOING AWAY WITH ESPEAK
Hello from another South African
eSpeak has some features not found in other synthesisers which, in my
view, make it an essential synthesiser to have around. It is the only
one I know which can pronounce the International Phonetic Alphabet and
the Greek alphabet when using an English voice, which is extremely
important for anyone interested in linguistics. It reads diacritic
characters correctly which expensive synthesisers like Ivona cannot even
do. Apart from these linguistic features, eSpeak must be just about the
most responsive synthesiser. It also probably is the most accurate in
its pronunciation of any synthesiser I know; in other words, it
mispronounces fewer words than other synthesisers do. I think the author
of eSpeak, Jonathan Duddington, did a truly wonderful job with eSpeak.
Another point: if you don't particularly care for the default voices
used by eSpeak, you can install and use the MBrola voices which are also
supported by eSpeak and which can pronounce everything eSpeak does.
These voices have a very natural sound. I use the UK English voice.
Installing MBrola is admittedly a mission, but once installed they
definitely are worth the trouble.
Other Christo (by the way, it is not true that half the men in South
Africa are called Christo).
On 2016/04/20 1:15 PM, Jacob Kruger wrote: