[Tts-project] festvox voices

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Sun Dec 24 01:34:54 UTC 2017

Dyslectics also use screen readers so the audience is likely larger than 
you think.

On Sat, 23 Dec 2017, Paul Gevers wrote:

> Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2017 14:32:08
> From: Paul Gevers <elbrus at debian.org>
> To: Debian TTS Team <tts-project at lists.alioth.debian.org>,
>     Debian Accessibility Team <debian-accessibility at lists.debian.org>
> Subject: festvox voices
> Dear all,
> As you may have noticed, I have worked on several festival/festvox
> packages lately. However, I was wondering about some issues, so I
> solicit for advice. Mainly because I never use any of these packages myself.
> 1) We have three? 8kHz voices in our archive, with 16kHz siblings. Are
> they still interesting to keep? I thing they served their purpose in
> another era. Upstream hasn't listed them since 2007 (last one was in
> festival 1.96). I propose we request for removal and have the 16kHz
> package take over (via provides).
> 2) Festival/Festvox ship a lot of new voices since 2014?. How valuable
> do we consider shipping multiple voices? I would expect that these
> modern voices have better quality, is it worth it to have so many? I
> guess that hearing a voice is a matter of taste and therefor worth to
> have a choice. Looking at popcon? though, it seems most people settle
> for one: festvox-kallpc16k, but it may be that that is the default
> somehow, as it is the first dependency of festival. As I expect the most
> important audience (pun intended) is rather small and a substantial
> amount is probably reading this I value your opinion over popcon.
> Paul
> ? festvox-kallpc8k, festvox-kdlpc8k, festvox-rablpc8k
> ? http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.4/voices/
> ?
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