help with voices

Olga Yakovleva yakovleva.o.v at
Sun Jul 26 09:38:46 BST 2009

Hello Angelo,
Sorry for first sending it as a private message, I'm sending it again to 
the list.
That instruction seems to be correct. I don't think that there is any 
new information I could give you. You have said that other Festival 
voices are working for you, so I assume that there are no problems with 
audio output.
Let's consider one of the nitech voices (awb) as an example.
You have not described the steps you have tried and the actual results 
you have got (maybe there were any error messages), so I will describe 
the whole procedure.
After downloading the voice unpack the archive:
tar xvf festvox_nitech_us_awb_arctic_hts-2.1.tar.bz2
This should create the lib subdirectory in the current directory.
Then you need to copy the files to the place where Festival expects to 
find voices.

cd lib/
sudo cp hts.scm  /usr/share/festival/
sudo mkdir /usr/share/festival/voices/us
sudo cp -R voices/us/nitech_us_awb_arctic_hts/ 

Then run Festival to check the installation. This will start its 
interactive shell. You can see the list of all available voices using 
the following command:


Is the voice you are installing present in this list? If it is, then you 
can switch to it:


Then try to synthesize some text:

(SayText "hello")

You may type (quit) to exit the shell.
Sorry, I'm just repeating what has already been written in that 
article,but if you get any errors during the process, please describe 
those errors.


26.07.2009 02:04, Angelo D. Marra пишет:
> Il giorno sab, 25/07/2009 alle 18.26 +0400, Olga Yakovleva ha scritto:
>> Hello Angelo,
>> I would like to help you, but there is not enough information in your
>> message, so I don't know what could be the problem. I'm also using
>> Festival on Ubuntu 9.04. You have asked only about hts voices. Do you
>> mean that other Festival voices work, but hts voices don't?
> yes this is the case
> i'm on a MSI 90U netbook.
> Originally there was winxp
> but as far as i know, netbook were made to work with linux.
> I do not know is it is using ALSA PULSEAUDIO or OSS, sorry.
> I perform update daily.
>> Olga
>> 25.07.2009 16:25, Angelo D. Marra пишет:
>>> can some one help me in istalling hts voices for festival?
>>> i tried
>>> no results
>>> i'm on ubuntu 9.04
>>> thanks
>>> Angelo

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