Is it the time for "KSpeach"?

Piotr Szymanski djurban at
Tue Sep 14 21:05:26 BST 2004

Jarosław Staniek (Tuesday 14 of September 2004 21:05):
> What do you think?
Checkout kdenonbeta/kttsd.

Anyway Polish speech synthesizers suck bigtime and there is no opensource 
organisation/movement in poland that could get the funds or that would want 
to fund to create a good set of voices.

We have one set of voices for mbrola/festival (women only, it was someone's 
thesis), but festival as a speech framework sux big time (no support for 
latin2 chars, problems with punctuation and date reading).

Also we have a 'powiedz' (localized version of 'say', both a fork of rsynth) 
synthesizer but it is based on Klatt algorithms - which makes it a great tool 
for reading a single sentence (supports reading timestamps, emotional 
punctuation signs, creates accents on questions properly), it sucks with 
multiverse texts, since it does not recognize linebreaks and when 
synthesizing constantly the text tends to be ununderstandable.

Anyway, I havent used kttsd since 9 June 2004 and it didnt work then, it seems 
there was a major rewrite though.
Piotr Szymanski
djurban at

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