Re: FreeTTS with Gnome-Speech Question


You have to recompile gnome-speech to make it build the FreeTTS driver. You have to tell gnome-speech where to find FreeTTS when you configure its build. You do this with the --with-freetts-dir directory:

./ --prefix=/opt/gnome-2.2 --with-freetts-dir=/home/user/FreeTTS/lib

Ensure that you specify the directory where all the FreeTTS jar files are, and it should build and work.


At 02:58 PM 3/25/2003 -0500, Janina Sajka wrote:
I'm tryhing to get Gnopernicus working again. The compiles appear to have gone without a hitch using the latest Red Hat
betas, named Phoebe. And, Gnopernicus launches just fine.

My problem is that I get Mickey Mouse from Festival, which is the only speech test-speech seems to be able to find.

I have tried both the Red Hat supplied Festival-1.4.2, and a compile of the February release of Festival-1.4.3. Same
story, speech appears to come at 4-times speed (or even greater).

I get the same undesirable effect from ViaVoice 5.1, which I have only as binaries, of course.

Strangely, Festival Lite, which I compiled afresh, as there's now a 1.2 release, works fine.

I have also obtained the j2sdk-1.4.1_02 from, and have compiled FreeTTS from cvs today. FreeTTS talks appropriately when I launch either the freetts (client) or frettsServer scripts. However, test-speech doesn't seem to
see FreeTTS.

Am I starting them correctly? I cd to the directory containing these scripts and issue ./[] as root. Should I
do this differently?

NOTE: If, instead, i run the jar script, I get:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sun/speech/freetts/FreeTTS

Can I use FreeTTS with gnome-speech? How should I start and test?

Thanks for any help.


                                Janina Sajka, Director
                                Technology Research and Development
                                Governmental Relations Group
                                American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Email: janina afb net           Phone: (202) 408-8175
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