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KSayIt

   0.8.0  

KDE Sound Application

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KSayIt
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Link:  http://
Depends on  KDE 3.2.x
Downloads:  4257
Submitted:  Jan 10 2004
Updated:  Aug 31 2004

Description:

KSayIt is a small KDE3 utilitiy for Linux that simply speaks a given textfile in a
very high quality, i.e. sound and pronounciation of the spoken text should be as (human)
natural as possible. To achieve this, KSayIt uses natively Text-To-Speech systems like
MBrola, any TTS system that can be controlled via a command line or any TTS system that
is supported by the upcoming KDE TTS system (i.e. Festival).
KSayIt offers three user interfaces: A simple text editor window in which you can enter
or paste text that should be spoken after pressing a play button, as well as an icon
in the systemtray that starts to speak by a single mouseclick the actual content
of the clipboard (if it contains something that looks like text). As a KDE application it
offers also a DCOP interface for the say and shut-up action (see 'kdcop').
Finally KSayIt provides an effectstack to postprocess the sound of the voice (currently
only a Freeverb effect is included)




Changelog:

0.7.1 pipefilt is no longer required.
0.7.2 Bug with KDE3.2 solved.
0.7.3 Problem with QT3.3 solved.
0.8.0
KSayIt now interfaces to various TTS systems via loadable modules (plugins).
Currently the following TTS plugins are in the package:
- Native support for MBrola/txt2pho.
- Support for any user defined command that accepts text from stdin,
therefore KSayIt can now speak languages other than German.
- Support for the upcoming KDE TTS Daemon (KTTSD is part of the
kdenonbeta package).

Additional controls (Pause, Resume, Next Sentence, Previous Sentence, if
supported by the plugin).

Audio Effects are also plugins now.




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 Great

 
 by hugorodrig on: Jan 10 2004
 
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This type of aplication is needed in every Desktop, nowadays.

It is a must have for people with disabilities.

Keep on the good work.


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 I agree

 
 by jos on: Jan 11 2004
 
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I'm gonna test it asap, but its nice to have something like this. can you make it read automatically all (error)messages that appear???
(or is it already able to do so? I'll see it when I'm home ;))


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 Re: I agree

 
 by voglrobe on: Jan 11 2004
 
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Yes, you can do this:
Open 'System Notifications' in the KDE Control Center.
Enable 'More Options'.
Select 'Execute Program'
Start 'kdcop &' in a shell.
Drag and drop 'ASYNC dcopSayText(QString msg) from KDCOP to 'Execute Program' of the Control Center.
Replace 'msg' by a string e.g. "Whatever is going wrong."


Robert Vogl
voglrobe@web.de

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 KDE Accessibility

 
 by olafjanschmidt on: Jan 12 2004
 
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Robert, if you are interested in this kind of software, then please have a look at the KDE Accessibility Project: http://accessibility.kde.org

kdeaccessibility 1.0, released last spring, contains KMouth, which has similar functionality. It has features like phrasebooks and a history list, but does not have a system tray icon.

Also, there is kttsd in the kdenonbeta CVS modules, which aims to become a general text-to-speech service for KDE. I currently have half-finished patches for kttsd on my harddisk that will provide systray functionality.

While it is good to see other people are also interested in writing accessibility software for KDE, I do not want to duplicate work that has already been done elsewhere.

I will also contact you by email and invite you to join or project. Maybe it is possible to merge KSayIt and KMouth, or KSayIt and kttsd. It must be quite frustrating for you to see that some of your great work has already be done and released for KDE, but on the other hand via cooperation your extra features could be included in KDE 3.3.

I really hope you are willing to cooperate with us in the KDE Accessibility team, you would be very welcome indeed.

Olaf Jan Schmidt
(KDE Accessibility co-maintainer)


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 pipefilt

 
 by pschroll on: Jan 12 2004
 
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anyone knows where I can download pipfilt ?

can't find it anywhere and ksayit won't run without it !
rgrds,

Phil


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 Re: pipefilt

 
 by voglrobe on: Jan 13 2004
 
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It's fixed with version 0.7.1. pipefilt is no longer required.


Robert Vogl
voglrobe@web.de

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 Problem on Mandrake

 
 by lobo63 on: Jan 14 2004
 
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Using mandrake 9.2 and getting conpile problems.
"audioprocessing.h:32:30: arts/artsmodules.h"
I cant find artsmodules.h anywhere on my system or via rpmfind.net and i have libarts-devel installed and working.
Anyone with a solution ?


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 Re: Problem on Mandr

 
 by lobo63 on: Jan 14 2004
 
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Sorry. Found it 2 minuttes after posting in libkdemultimedia1-common-devel , and i swear i spent 1 hour looking for it ;-)


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 Re: Re: Problem on M

 
 by lobo63 on: Jan 14 2004
 
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Well.. i still need a hand. Now it cannot load artsmodules - compilation fails in /usr//bin/ld: cannot find -lartsmodules

Any ideas for Mandrake 9.2?


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 Compiling error

 
 by ViRgiLiO on: May 15 2004
 
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MDK 10.1. KDE 3.2.2. QT 3.3.2

/qt3//include -I/usr/X11R6/include -I./ -I. -I./ -o ./audioplayer.o audioplayer.cpp
audioplayer.cpp: In member function `bool PlayEngine::loadEffects(KConfig*)':
audioplayer.cpp:46: error: call of overloaded `basic_string(QString&)' is ambiguous
/usr/include/c++/3.3.2/bits/basic_string.tcc:226: error: candidates are: std::basic_string::basic_string(const _CharT*, const _Alloc&) [with _CharT = char, _Traits = std::char_traits, _Alloc = std::allocator]
/usr/include/c++/3.3.2/bits/basic_string.tcc:192: error: std::basic_string::basic_string(const std::basic_string&) [with _CharT = char, _Traits = std::char_traits, _Alloc = std::allocator]
make[1]: *** [audioplayer.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/virgilio/temp/ksayit-0.7.2/ksayit'
make: *** [sub-ksayit] Error 2
[virgilio@localhost ksayit-0.7.


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