[sword-devel] Greetings/ Text-to-speech
Sun, 08 Sep 2002 05:45:18 +0600
> On Sat, 7 Sep 2002 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > A false belief (if you are about Sword library, not BibleCS). Individual
> > Sword's front-ends can just call some speech engine (such as Festival)
> > themselves directly, not through Sword.
> Actually, we would tend to do just this (integrating with Sword, not
> frontends) whenever possible. If we wanted TTS, we should try to build it
> into Sword at the library level to provide the functionality to ALL
> frontends. This helps keep the frontends on an equal level as much as
> possible, which allows us to provide similar feature sets to users on
> different platforms. If all our TTS options were platform dependant, that
> would be about the only good reason to avoid integration with the library
> and go straight to the frontend.
Are you a communist? :-) Why you want to limit front-ends by using not all
possibilities of a speech engine directly, but through unification of Sword
mid-layer to keep these on equal level?
It would make sense only if we would need interfacing to different speech
engines from a single program...
Well yes, it is desirable but namely from a _single_ program (let's call it
swordvoice), which would be a command line utility to play sound from Sword
To other programs it would be just like integrating in Sword a GUI library to
cross interface Win32, X11 etc.
We don't need this as e.g. WxWindows (which is a platform independent GUI
library) already exists.
Victor Porton (email@example.com)