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Re: [MiNT] Anything happening

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 18:08:40 -0400, Lonny Pursell <atari@bright.net> wrote:
> on 8/30/06 5:41 PM, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> > Lonny Pursell pí¨e v St 30. 08. 2006 v 17:09 -0400:
> >> I am working on a /dev/speech for MiNT.
> >
> > sounds cool. I am wondering how to properly switch the various language
> > preprocessors - perhaps based on active locale? that would be cool :-)
> I think that would be possible, although someone would have to figure out
> the proper phonemes for the various languages.  I did not create the text t
> o
> speech routine, only have adapted it to a XDD.  Currently it only knows
> English.

I've not heard speech on the Atari since playying with a few
packages on the ST in about 1990.

The best system I ever heard was for the BBC Micro and used
a hardware unit and phonemes created from the voice of a British
Newsreader, Kenneth Kendall I think.