- Platform: Sun Sparcstation 1+/2/LX/5/10/20 with SunOS
4.1.3, or SGI Indy/Indigo/Indigo2 with IRIX 5.2. More platforms in
- Description: Personal TrueTalk, by Entropic Research
Laboratory, Inc., is an all-software Text-to-Speech (TTS) system
designed to voice-enable UNIX X-Windows workstations. It combines a
graphical interface with a powerful TTS engine based on technology
developed by AT&T Bell Laboratories. Features include:
- Intelligible, prosodically natural speech.
- Text taken from file input, highlighted X selections, the interface
scratch pad, other programs connected through a TCP/IP socket, or
Tcl/Tk applications via the Tk "send" mechanism.
- Stop, pause and resume while speech is in progress.
- Visual indication of corresponding text position when paused.
- Nine speaking voices, with Male and Female versions of each voice.
- Adjustable speaking rate and volume.
- Supports drop-in text filters; "email" and "lively" examples
- Audio output through workstation headphones or speaker.
- Complete on-line documentation, including mouse-activated help
- Misc: A more detailed description of TrueTalk is
available on the Entropic WWW server: http://www.entropic.com/truetalk.com
- Availability: You can obtain Personal TrueTalk through
the Internet. For details, see
Personal TrueTalk is available free of charge for evaluation purposes. You can
fully-enable your evaluation copy at any time by purchasing a license
key from Entropic.
- Requirements: 12MB disk space, 8MB process size (24MB
system RAM recommended).
- Cost: US$495; US$395 academic
- Contact: Entropic Research Laboratory, Inc.,
Voice: 1-800-ENTROPIC (North America), (202) 547 1420
Fax: (202) 547-6648
Section 5 of the
comp.speech FAQ Home Page.
Submit Information :
Last Revision: 14:59 26-Sep-1996