[sword-devel] Speech synthesis voices?
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 14:21:51 MST 2012
The idea of a module-supplied CSS in the confFile has been rejected time
and time again. Because a single application is incapable of using CSS.
Very few of our apps have TTS integration.
Ergo this is very far from a viable suggestion at the module level. It is,
though, possible for each application to offer this support where available.
On Aug 18, 2012 9:33 AM, "David Haslam" <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I've just added this idea "* Per module assignment of speech synthesis
> voices, or none." in
> My suggestion is prompted by learning about the http://www.ivona.com/IVONA
> *TTS Engine* for Android, and the choice of voices available for various
> Some languages already have more than one voice. e.g. Geraint or Gwyneth
> "Geraint and Gwyneth, first natural sounding Welsh voices are now
> for individuals and non-commercial entities in the UK for free, as a result
> of partnership between the Welsh Government, the Royal National Institute
> Blind People and IVONA. "
> Arfon Jones just installed this with his Android phone, and has used it
> successfully with *and-bible* to read passages from the WelBeiblNet module.
> He's very pleased with it. Minor quirks are the occasional reading out of
> the word "comma" when the punctuation is present.
> btw. IVONA is still in Beta, and is free of charge until the end of the
> Beta period.
> /I'm merely using this as an example, not seeking to advertise on their
> This is something for front-end developers to consider, in as much as it
> relates to the UI and the platform, as well as any preloaded TTS engine
> and/or installed TTS application.
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