[DECtalk] I found some old interesting DECtalk stuff, and some questions
joshknnd1982 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 21:28:34 EDT 2019
I meant infovox230
On Thu, Jun 27, 2019, 21:00 Jayson Smith <jaybird at bluegrasspals.com> wrote:
> This originally went to the sender only. Sorry about that!
> I know this is totally wishful thinking, but I wish somebody could find
> the source code for 4.3 and do something with it. Imho that was the best
> of the software DECtalk versions. Version 4.4 was fine, but if I
> remember correctly, the B sound was a bit funny in that version. I think
> 4.2CD was my all around favorite version, but AFAIK that only ran on the
> DECtalk Express, etc.
> On 6/26/2019 3:44 PM, Tom Kopec wrote:
> > I believe 4.3 was the core of the first software version. I haven't
> > dug up all my old notes yet.
> > On 6/26/2019 3:29 PM, Mohamed Al-Hajamy wrote:
> >> Was 4.3 the first software version of DECtalk?
> >> On 6/26/2019 7:24 AM, Tom Kopec wrote:
> >>> DECTalk-PC (both versions) were ISA bus devices. If I recall, the
> >>> driver could sprout a fake COM port for application access.
> >>> In the mid-1990s we had kicked around the idea of a PCI version of
> >>> DECTalk-PC.. but the DECTalk Express was serving the hardware market
> >>> well, and we decided to take advantage of PC performance increases
> >>> and focus on a software-only solution.
> >>> My foggy recollection is that the last version of DECTalk developed
> >>> within DEC/Compaq was 4.3 ... I left when the product line moved to
> >>> Fonix, and have had very limited contact with it since then.
> >>> ...tom
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