FreeTTS with Gnome-Speech Question

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?


In-Reply-To: <1048617175 2031 68 camel taistealai ireland sun com>
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Bill Haneman writes:
> From: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>
> On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 14:13, Thomas Ward wrote:
> > ... I was totally unaware that 
> > gnome-speech could be used by java applications as well as those in C/C++.
> > Is there any documentation on this yet or is it still play it by ear?
> Hahaha
> It's still, ahem, play it by ear.  But the APIs are documented in IDL
> files and are pretty easy to read and understand.  The main issue is
> that the current version of gnome-speech doesn't explain what the
> expected ParameterList might contain.  There is an API call to get
> the parameter names but you have to guess from there.
> We are planning a significant update to gnome-speech that will look
> a whole lot like JSAPI, but the current version is expected to be our
> API for a while yet.  You should be able to run 'idlj' on the IDL files
> and get Java client stubs from that.  If you want pointers on that, let
> me know, I may have a little time next week for that.
> best regards,
> -Bill
> -- 
> Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>
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