problems when using orca with ibmtts

jose vilmar estacio de souza vilmar at
Mon Nov 30 07:44:56 GMT 2009

Hi all,
I'm running orca in ubuntu karmic 64-bit environment using IBM via voice 
as my primary synthesizer and speech dispatcher.
I'm faced with trhee problems:

1. sd_ibmtts crashes frequently. In general when orca stops,  if I 
execute the  command "pgrep -l ibm", nothing is returned. If I kill 
speech-dispatcher orca starts to speak again.

2. The punctuation is not read correctly. I've orca configured with 
punctuation level set to all but when I read a text that contains " . , 
? ' and etc, the symbols are not read. If I switch to espeak the 
punctuation is read correctly.

3. The symbols < and > were not advertised in any way, even when I was 
typing. To remedy this problem I edited the file 
~/.speech-dispatcher/conf/modules/ibmtts.conf and changed the contents 
of the line that read "#IbmttsUseSSML 0"
"IbmttsUseSSML 1".


[]S José Vilmar Estácio de Souza
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