Package Details: pico-tts 0.1-1

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Package Base: pico-tts
Description: lib and unix binary for text-to-speech engine from Android
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Keywords: speech tts voice
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: Iiridayn
Maintainer: Iiridayn
Last Packager: Iiridayn
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.000182
First Submitted: 2019-04-05 22:33
Last Updated: 2019-04-05 22:33

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jpwhiting commented on 2021-04-23 01:34

Ah, gmail spam filter filed away your message. My bad, reading it now. Sorry I didn't notice it before.

jpwhiting commented on 2021-04-23 01:33

Ah, node event-stream takeover by someone malicious. Gotcha. No, my intentions are simple. I've worked on speech-dispatcher in the past, kttsd which I renamed to Jovie, then killed in favor of QtSpeech library. Lately I've been trying to get pico-tts resurrected from the binary /kind of source package that google threw over the wall at some point years ago when they added it to ubuntu repositories then never did anything with it since. I like to use it myself and think it could be one of the main tts systems on linux if the licensing issues get sorted out.

jpwhiting commented on 2021-04-23 01:29

Hmm, I didn't see any email, which address did you send it to? I agree piping to aplay or paplay makes it much easier to use. Looking through what you've got that enables that to do similarly. So far I have mostly been trying to fix the licensing issues by reverse engineering the picoloadfoo.exe into scripts to generate the lingware from the lingware text files. Left todo are:

picoloadlex.exe picoloadfst.exe dt2pkb.exe pdf2pkb.exe

Also what's the event-stream version 3.3.6 you've referred to? I'm not familiar with it.

Iiridayn commented on 2021-04-17 07:33

Gave a more detailed reply in email. Essentially open to the idea, but leery of what happened with "event-stream version 3.3.6", and the repo linked does not appear to support use in with pipes - a key feature for me. See for example

jpwhiting commented on 2021-04-17 06:02

Hey I've been trying to revive pico-tts (svox-pico is the name I chose for the update) Check it out here if you like. I've got a PKGBUILD here that will pull that from git, build it and put it into place, it's only missing the lingware files because they aren't yet completely built from source text files. Once that's ready I think it will be able to replace this (or this could be updated to pull from/build from there if that's preferred). Anyway, let me know what you think if you are able to check it out. If I get it all working the way I'd like to I'll create a new svox-pico package on AUR instead, but would prefer to update this package instead if possible.