Re: Fire Vox [ was Re: Orca and Firefox ]

Charles, the FireVox guy, added support to it to use Orca as its
synthesis engine.  It's not the ultimate wonderful solution (read: it's
a hack), but the idea was to prevent Orca and FireVox for competing for

It's been a while since I played with that bit, so I'm not sure how well
it works or if it even still works.


On Thu, 2006-11-02 at 10:48 -0500, Lorenzo Taylor wrote:
> If only FireVox could use speech-dispatcher or something instead of
> FreeTTS.  It would be a lot easier to install and could be made to sound
> a lot better.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't FreeTTS a Java
> version of flite or something like that?  I just abandoned
> flite/festival for eSpeak and really don't want to go back. <smile>
> Well, FireVox is opensource, so I'm sure if someone has the knowledge of
> how to make it work the author would most likely accept patches to make
> it work with other speech synthesizers.
> Lorenzo

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