[maemo-users] Tweaking flite vocabulary in maemo-mapper

From: Andrew Daviel advax at triumf.ca
Date: Mon Apr 13 12:10:56 EEST 2009
I installed Flite to speak directions in maemo-mapper, but I can't 
understand what it's saying half the time. There isn't AFAIK a button to 
press to make it repeat the phrase, either.

It is using a fairly limited set of words (turn, left, etc.) taken from 
Google directions (apart from street names, that is). I was wondering if 
it was possible to adjust the pronunciation of these common words, or 
even to steal sound bites from e.g. navigator.
I had an idea that something was possible in rsynth (precursor to 
festival), or by mis-spelling words to lengthen vowels etc.
The docs for Festival suggest that all sorts of things are possible, if 
only I understood Lisp :-)

Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada

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