[DECtalk] Rare version of IBM ViaVoice

Brandon Misch bmisch2002 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 23:22:33 EST 2020

any plans on converting any of these voices or other synthesizers to
android so they could be used on devices like the braille note touch?
just curious.

On 11/15/20, Jake Gross <datajake at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just uploaded a zip of add-ons that run at different sample rates.
> The concatanative voices only run at 8 kHZ.
> http://grossgang.com/tts/synthesizers%20for%20nvda/eloquence/ibmttsvv.zip
> 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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