[DECtalk] Rare version of IBM ViaVoice

Jake Gross datajake at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 22:53:58 EST 2020

I just uploaded a zip of add-ons that run at different sample rates.
The concatanative voices only run at 8 kHZ.

On 11/15/20, mattias jonsson <mj at mjw.se> wrote:
> jake how to use swedish?
> Den 15 november 2020 11:50:50 skrev Jake Gross <datajake at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> One of my friends found a rather interesting version of IBM ViaVoice
> TTS, and I made an installer for it. This version has Concatenative
> voices at 8 kHZ, as well as the original formant voices.
> As far as languages go, you have all of your standard languages, but
> this version also includes Cantonese, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish,
> although those languages can't directly be used with SAPI4.
> I have uploaded 2 installers to the old_software_synths folder of my
> server. The file named viavoice6732l.exe only includes the formant
> voices, and the file named viavoice6732.7z includes all voices. The
> reason the full version is a 7Z is because InnoSetup can't compile a
> single executable that is over 2 GB, so the installer is split into 3
> files.
> These voices can also be used with NVDA with a custom addon, but we
> haven't released it yet. We are still trying to fix a few bugs.
> I would also like to add that Finish and SAPI support wasn't in the
> original version that we found. I took the finish voice data and SAPI
> DLL from HomePage Reader to make this  a more complete installation.
> I hope you enjoy our find.
> Jake
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