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Re: [SLE] Disable ARTS
  • From: Andrew Beames <suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 09:01:10 +0100
  • Message-id: <200505300901.10671.suse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 30 May 2005 01:07, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Andrew,
> > Alternatively, install festival and set up a filter to "tell" you who
> > the mail is from:
> > echo "new mail from mum" | festival --tts
> No ... THANK ... _*YOU*_!!!
> Gag. I can't stand the stupid elevator at work that tells me it's "going
> up" and "going down" and "third floor" and all that nonsense. There's
> precious little for which vocal output from a computer is to my taste.
> Gag.
> By the way, I gave it a try. It's one of the poorer implementations of
> algorithmic text-to-speech I've heard.
> And lastly, I think that sound is an underused form of information
> output, but speech? No way. It needs much technical improvement before
> it's even an option, and even then, there just isn't much for which
> it's better than textual output.
> Randall Schulz
I agree the quality of the simple script I have is dubious. But its task is to
notify me of emails from certain customers that require immediate attention -
especially when I am working at another desk. And for that it is the perfect

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