how do I change the voice of orca

Asked by Bob on 2011-09-07

I have tried to change the voice to a girls voice it the preferences and get a voice that sounds like Steven Hawkens how can I change it to a voice that is easier to lesson to. then when I turn off my computer it goes back to the first voice. I see in the software center there are a lot of things to pick from but I don't know what I would need. to much computer e's in telling you what things do and I don't understand. can anyone help thank you

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Bob
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2011-09-18
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2011-09-18
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2011-09-07
Bob (smith13) said : #1

I found a great voice on Cepstral website how would I go about putting a voice from there, into orca and getting it to work?

According to: http://live.gnome.org/Orca/GnomeSpeech

If you run Debian or Ubuntu, you just buy and install a voice,
apt-get install gnome-speech-swift, switch Orca to use your new
voice, and enjoy.

Cepstral Swift is supported with speech-dispatcher using the
generic module. You can get a swift-generic.conf file from:
http://hittsjunk.net/swift-generic.conf

Bob (smith13) said : #3

that did not work I need better step by step. this is what happened when I did the first step.

oem@freekbox:~$ tar -xvf Capstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0.tar cd Capstral_Allson_i386-linex_5.1.0./install.sh
tar: Capstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Bob (smith13) said : #4

I am running Unbuntu

If the file isn't in $HOME then you will need to change directory to where you stored it

Bob (smith13) said : #6

ok you are losing me I am new to this stuff so please bare with me. its a folder on my desktop I have a ome and an old-home. where do I put it to store it?

Then you need to run:

cd ~/Desktop

first. You ran the command in ~ which is NOT where the file is

Bob (smith13) said : #8

I have no clue what your are saying to do. this is what happened again

oem@freekbox:~$ cd ~/Desktop
oem@freekbox:~/Desktop$ tar -xvf Capstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0.tar cd Capstral_Allson_i386-linex_5.1.0./install.sh
tar: Capstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Bob (smith13) said : #9

can I put the file somewhere to get it to run?

and this page it off line right now
http://hittsjunk.net/swift-generic.conf

Can you give the output of:

ls -la ~/Desktop

Thanks

Bob (smith13) said : #11

oem@freekbox:~$ ls -la ~/Desktop
total 3432
drwxr-xr-x 9 oem oem 4096 2011-09-07 03:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 85 oem oem 4096 2011-09-07 03:58 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 oem oem 2263526 2011-04-21 00:17 Bob at 2yrs Xx.bmp
drwxrwxr-x 10 oem oem 4096 2008-07-08 12:07 Cepstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0
drwxr-xr-x 4 oem oem 4096 2011-08-21 18:29 covers
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oem oem 44640 2010-06-19 12:04 DAD
drwxr-xr-x 5 oem oem 4096 2011-08-16 18:30 DRAWINGS
-rw-r--r-- 1 oem oem 565758 2011-04-06 14:06 FX lou 1960.bmp
-rw-r--r-- 1 oem oem 2508 2010-12-08 14:06 images
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oem oem 2917 2010-06-24 23:34 LEE
-rw-r--r-- 1 oem oem 84 2011-05-08 14:58 .~lock.THE STORY OF THE LURTLE.odt#
-rw-r--r-- 1 oem oem 565758 2011-04-23 00:17 lou 1960 NX.bmp
-rwxrwxrwx 1 oem oem 3557 2010-06-05 16:43 MOM&DAD.jpg
drwxr-xr-x 2 oem oem 4096 2011-09-07 00:59 Shorts
drwxr-xr-x 2 oem oem 4096 2011-08-29 01:37 story
drwxr-xr-x 2 oem oem 4096 2011-09-06 23:39 WORKING Shorts
drwxr-xr-x 5 oem oem 4096 2011-08-27 15:21 WRITING

ok then:

cd ~/Desktop/Cepstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0; ls

What is output?

Bob (smith13) said : #13

oem@freekbox:~$ cd ~/Desktop/Cepstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0; ls
bin doc etc eula.txt examples include install.sh lib sfx voices
oem@freekbox:~/Desktop/Cepstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0$

ok then run:

chmod +x ~/Desktop/Cepstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0/install.sh; ~/Desktop/Cepstral_Allison_i386-linux_5.1.0/install.sh

And it will run

Bob (smith13) said : #15

Could not find the End-User License Agreement. You must read the license
before installing this software product.

were do find that?

Bob (smith13) said : #16

I found it I thought it was free crap. is there a place that has free voices?

 so back to the first question

I have tried to change the voice to a girls voice it the preferences and get a voice that sounds like Steven Hawkens how can I change it to a voice that is easier to lesson to. then when I turn off my computer it goes back to the first voice. I see in the software center there are a lot of things to pick from but I don't know what I would need

why wont it change?

Bob (smith13) said : #17

when I go into the orca preferences, then speech and try to change to any of the voices there they don't change it stays the same voice. when I pick Festival nothing happens it goes quite, hope this info helps. I thank you for all you time.

Bob (smith13) said : #18

I got the voice to change not shore how but I did. now when it read a page the voice gets slower and slower till it stops.

Bob (smith13) said : #19

I got the voice to change