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Re: [kidsgames] kids programs

On 09-Dec-1999 segfault@hardline.org wrote:
> Steve Baker wrote:
>> segfault@hardline.org wrote:
>> >
>> > Ahh, excellent.. nice to see someone else is coding as well :) Yes,
>> > actually.. I'm working on an Interactive Storybook program with book
>> > authoring tools (using GTK). It's basically a glorified picture book
>> > with little sprites that animate when you click them, and a bit of
>> > sound. Text shows in the bottom 1/3 (roughly) of the window, picture in
>> > the top half.
>> >
>> > Current status is available at http://hardline.org/ for the curious :)
>> Cool!  That's the kind of basic application we need.
>> One of the cool things that some of those things do is to highlight
>> the words on the screen as the audio reads them out.
> Well.. I hadn't planned on text-to-speech in version 1.0, but it's
> certainly worth investigating. Anyone know of a good open source text to
> speech engine; preferably one that doesn't require phonetic spelling or
> anything?

I've toyed with festival before, if you get the big dictionaries for it, it's
pretty impressive. I just wish they had cooler phoneme sets :) I don't want my
box to talk with a british or canadian accent... :)

        -Erik <br0ke@math.smsu.edu> [http://math.smsu.edu/~br0ke]

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