Re: [g-a-devel] Happy patch bonanza (more patch bonanza)

On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 09:25:32AM -0400, Willie Walker wrote:

> Let me make sure I understand the proposal here:
> 1) IN FESTIVAL: Rely on a convention to optionally extend the  
> 2) IN GNOME-SPEECH: Patch the gnome-speech festival synthesis driver to  

Yes, that's the same as I understood.

> This sounds simple enough to me.  I may be misunderstanding something  
> in one of the threads on this topic, but it seems that it is implied  
> that the user will be setting the character encoding for their desktop  
> to be the same as that of their synthesis engine/voice and visa versa.   
> Should some sort of transcoding/conversion be attempted if there is a  
> detected mismatch, or is this automatically handled by the g_io  
> infrastructure?

From what I understand from here:
then g_io is capable of doing recoding internally, since it says that
"The internal encoding is always UTF-8.".  I understand that the idea is
that a GTK application can do everything in UTF-8 internally and g_io
takes care of recoding when one needs to interact with the messy
external world.  Which is quite cool, actually :)

> In addition, the obvious impact here is on our Telugu  
> ( and other UTF-8 language friends - they would need  
> to extend the relevant festival voices to set the "coding" parameter to  
> UTF-8 and also help test this.

Yes, they would need to add the coding attribute, or gnome-speech would
try to recode their input into ISO-8859-1 (latin1), probably failing
while trying to recode sequences that cannot be encoded in latin1.

Luckily, it's very simple to add the coding attribute: see the attached
patch for Telugu (I followed the URL you gave to download the sources).

> Please let me know if I'm understanding this correctly.  In addition,  
> many many thanks to both Enrico and Milan for their understanding and  
> diligence in this matter.  You definitely help define what "community"  
> means.

/me blushes

> PS - I'm out of the office for the next several days, but I will  
> release a new gnome-speech tarball for the next GNOME 2.15 deadline  
> (12-July) if we can quickly reach closure on this.

That would be just fantastic.



GPG key: 1024D/797EBFAB 2000-12-05 Enrico Zini <enrico debian org>
diff -Naur festival-te-0.3.2.orig/telugu_NSK_diphone/festvox/telugu_NSK_diphone.scm festival-te-0.3.2/telugu_NSK_diphone/festvox/telugu_NSK_diphone.scm
--- festival-te-0.3.2.orig/telugu_NSK_diphone/festvox/telugu_NSK_diphone.scm	2006-04-04 05:46:13.000000000 +0100
+++ festival-te-0.3.2/telugu_NSK_diphone/festvox/telugu_NSK_diphone.scm	2006-07-01 15:02:25.000000000 +0100
@@ -225,6 +225,8 @@
-   (builtwith festvox-1.2)))
+   (builtwith festvox-1.2)
+   (coding UTF-8)
+   ))
 (provide 'telugu_NSK_diphone)

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