What's going on with Text To Speech on the XO?
echerlin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 16:31:49 EST 2008
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 1:22 PM, James Simmons
<jim.simmons at walgreens.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your response. I never questioned that there was still interest
> in TTS on the XO. What I was wondering is if there was any progress made by
> Hemant Goyal or anyone else in getting the Speech-Dispatcher software
> included with the Sugar distribution, if the newer version of Python that
> resolved the power management issue was included, etc. I've sent a couple
> of emails to Hemant and haven't heard back from him. I was wondering if he
> was still working on these things, or if someone else had taken over his
> work, etc.
I'm starting a textbook initiative, and haven't kept up with software
development that much. I would also like to have answers to your
questions, because we will need TTS for some of the early-grade
textbooks and for language learning.
> He was making RPMs for Fedora for installing speech-dispatcher.
> James Simmons
> Edward Cherlin wrote:
>> Welcome back. There is significant interest from other organizations
>> in our use of TTS with text coloring. I have just started discussions
>> with the Doug Engelbart Foundation, Creative Commons ccLearn, Alan
>> Kay's Viewpoints Research, and OLE about a new project to create a
>> full range of teaching materials around Sugar. TTS-TC is important for
>> literacy, of course, and also for language learning.
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