[xiphos-devel] Xiphos text-to-speech dictionary

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Thu Mar 2 15:32:12 MST 2017

On 02/01/2017 08:44 AM, M.E.Adams wrote:
> Please let me know if you have been receiving my e-mails and are
> simply not responding do to lack of interest or are impeded by work load. 

Um, wow. So, first things.

Apologies. When this first arrived, I looked at it, thought "that needs
consideration," marked it for future reference...and lost track of it,
having collapsed a subfolder tree in my mailer. Completely forgot about
it until an hour ago.  Huge apologies.

Since Fedora 23 (currently on 24, skipped 25, debating 26), festival is
completely dead in the water for me.  Simply invoking it at the shell
and muttering '(SayText "hello")' causes a core dump.

That said, if there's some way of integrating better proper name
pronunciation by festival into Xiphos, I'm all ears. I know rather
little about festival; the integration of it into then-GnomeSword was a
proof-of-concept facility for myself as I was getting familiar with the
code, my first noticeable feature addition to the program, over a decade
ago. I'm unaware of how one glues new dictionaries into festival, for

If you care to write some more detail, I'd be happy to read it. And I
promise to be more prompt about dealing with it.


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