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What you will have to copy
1) MANDATORY : The kernel, composed of the MBROLA binary and voices. The zip files you should copy here depend your operating system and computer. The binary itself takes less than 100kb, and a voice/language about 5 MBytes.
2) OPTIONAL : The previous binaries can synthesize speech by itslef, or be combined with one of the following:
- FULL TTS SYSTEMS FOR MBROLA allowing Text To Speech conversion with Mbrola
- MBROLIGN, a prosody transplantation tool for Windows. Make it sing, or copy your voice for natural prompts...
- XLANG, a cross language adaptation filter that lets MBROLA speak with foreign accents, using pho files for a language and speaking them with another language database. It is provided by Anne Warlus as a Perl script with GNU GPM license. See also Mike Hamilton's cross-language synthesis experiments.
- EmoFilt, a prosody filter that adds emotion to your .pho files, provided both with source codes and binary by Felix Burkhardt.
- Some sound utilities and script (11Kb)
Last updated July, 13th, 2000.