[IAEP] What's going on with Text To Speech on the XO?

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue Feb 17 05:02:56 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 01:03, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hemant, Tomeu, Assim and all,
> Has there been any progress on TTS since last summer?  I'd love to see
> this project move forward.  Prabhas has also indicated some interest
> in working on language-learning support, which is directly related...
> It would also be nice to have Listen and Spell among the regularly
> tested activities.

Not much, I'm afraid :(

But Aleksey has started a very interesting new path:




> SJ
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 4:22 PM, James Simmons
> <jim.simmons at walgreens.com> wrote:
>> Ed,
>> 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.  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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