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Re: Re: slightly OT: Translators wanted for pVoice

by Jouke (Curate)
on Sep 20, 2003 at 18:23 UTC ( #292882=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: slightly OT: Translators wanted for pVoice
in thread slightly OT: Translators wanted for pVoice

Indeed, like liz already explained (but I would just like to confirm it here): the text you see on the buttons are the default text that is fed to the speech synthesizer. You can however also enter a 'phonetical text', which you can enter in any way you like to make it sound right.

This is not always needed. The BrightSpeech synthesizer liz mentioned (the Flemish speaking female) has a phonetical lexicon which you can feed, so you don't need to enter a specifical phonetical text.

Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory
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[stevieb]: LOL you can easily replace "Helsinki" with "Alberta"
[perldigious]: I used to live at the top of a very steep hill stevieb, I can relate to the video. Literally used to have to build up momentum and try to force my vehicle to make it up the hill to park in my driveway properly... didn't always make it.
[choroba]: Why don't they use tire chains?
[perldigious]: First snow, probably not prepared right away choroba.
[stevieb]: it's Quebec... they do weird stuff there :) In the mountains, it is *mandatory* for trucks to use tire chains. Many passenger vehicles do as well (but it's not mandatory for them)
[perldigious]: That stuff can hit fast... like what we just got where I'm at. Saw a few people who had slid OUT of the roundabout I have to drive through to get to work, not used to the ice yet, take awhile to get the hang of it again and make vehicle adjustments.
[stevieb]: man, when the roads are glare ice, I don't even bother going to work or out... unless I absolutely have to, or was already out in the first place
[choroba]: Tire chains are mandatory here in mountains, and the only unprepared each year are gritters
[stevieb]: I have a 3 day winter survival kit in my vehicle in the event I get snowed in in the mountains (which has happened before due to avalanches closing the roads (and once in the summer due to a massive forest fire that trapped us
[perldigious]: a handful of people in my work area did not make it, but I live pretty close and it's flat the whole way, so I didn't have any trouble. The roundabout is the worst thing I have to negotiate.

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