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    Default TTS Voices require editing, can anyone help?

    I have two UK TTS voices, One called Kate the other is Simon.

    Both say Highway and not Motorway
    And they also say I666 instead of A666 for roadnames, so instead of saying "A" it says "I"

    also, would like it to say "Traffic Lights" not just "Traffic Light"

    I have read you can open zip and edit with notepad which I have tried but when I do that I lose a lot of the TTS file in that some parts of instructions not spoken and some parts of gps menu grayed out.

    Can someone edit these and reup them? as am sure would benefit a lot on here
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    Hi!

    I modified both voice files, please try them, and send a quick reply about results.

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    From a short look I seen that this is my voices...

    I think that Gigya have done the changes and it will work

    So if you want to to make changes to the street names then you should do the following:
    Download this win.rar :

    [hide][Only registered and activated users can see links. ][/hide]


    then open the voice.zip (do not unzip it ) and go to the file: config_transform_tables.lua
    open it with a notepad and if you want to change the street name: "A666" to "X666" then write the following:
    transform.roadname_abbrev_table = TRANSFORM.new({
    {1,L"Tunnl",L""},
    {1,L"Tunls",L""},
    {1,L"Tunl",L""},
    {1,L"Tunel",L""},
    {1,L"Tunnel",L""},
    {1,L"Avnue",L""},
    {1,L"Avn",L""},
    {1,L"Avenu",L""},
    {1,L"Aven",L""},
    {1,L"Ave",L""},
    {1,L"Av",L""},
    {1,L"Cntr",L""},
    {1,L"Cnter",L""},
    {1,L"Center",L""},
    {1,L"Centre",L""},
    {1,L"Centr",L""},
    {1,L"Cent",L""},
    {1,L"Cen",L""},
    {1,L"Ctr",L""},
    ................,
    {1,L"A666",L"X666"},


    Sometimes all this issue comes from the map, the TTS if it read "Kong George" from the map then it will Speak "Kong George".

    So in this case you should go and make changes (Huge job , we have done from a TTS Pro voice and now the file has 550.000 KB!!!) as I describe above!


    Furthermore you can try the Nuance English TTS Pro voice I have made :
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    Last edited by zervdim; 23rd December 2013 at 11:22. Reason: ADD link for Nuance TTS Pro voices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigya View Post
    Hi!

    I modified both voice files, please try them, and send a quick reply about results.

    Best regards:
    Gigya
    I have downloaded the modified files and they seem to work fine, it now says Traffic Lights and Motorway. I still tried editing without unzipping file but still could not do it, so appreciate what you done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zervdim View Post
    From a short look I seen that this is my voices...

    I think that Gigya have done the changes and it will work

    So if you want to to make changes to the street names then you should do the following:
    Download this win.rar :

    ***Hidden content cannot be quoted.***


    then open the voice.zip (do not unzip it ) and go to the file: config_transform_tables.lua
    open it with a notepad and if you want to change the street name: "A666" to "X666" then write the following:
    transform.roadname_abbrev_table = TRANSFORM.new({
    {1,L"Tunnl",L""},
    {1,L"Tunls",L""},
    {1,L"Tunl",L""},
    {1,L"Tunel",L""},
    {1,L"Tunnel",L""},
    {1,L"Avnue",L""},
    {1,L"Avn",L""},
    {1,L"Avenu",L""},
    {1,L"Aven",L""},
    {1,L"Ave",L""},
    {1,L"Av",L""},
    {1,L"Cntr",L""},
    {1,L"Cnter",L""},
    {1,L"Center",L""},
    {1,L"Centre",L""},
    {1,L"Centr",L""},
    {1,L"Cent",L""},
    {1,L"Cen",L""},
    {1,L"Ctr",L""},
    ................,
    {1,L"A666",L"X666"},


    Sometimes all this issue comes from the map, the TTS if it read "Kong George" from the map then it will Speak "Kong George".

    So in this case you should go and make changes (Huge job , we have done from a TTS Pro voice and now the file has 550.000 KB!!!) as I describe above!


    Furthermore you can try the Nuance English TTS Pro voice I have made :
    ***Hidden content cannot be quoted.***

    I have tried changing things but seem to get a corrupted file. I tried out the modified file but it just will not say the letter "A" as part of a road. It either said "I" instead or does not even say a letter.

    I have also hear when switch in driver alerts it says "Yeild" instead of "Give Way", where is that file located as again willrequire modification for uk users like myself.

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    Critical while you try to modify voice.zip files is to do the following:
    Save the changes you made in a lua file , BUT then you must wait for 2 sec in order the changes
    you have made to take action and to the voice.zip file too !!!
    Furthermore you should use a win rar 3.80 up to 3.93 (with other win.rar maybe you will get a corrupted .zip file).

    Another approach to modify .zip file:
    1.Open with a winrar the voice.zip file you want to modify...
    2.Copy the file you want to make changes (from the menu of winrar) and paste it to your PC.
    3.Make the changes to this file and save them.
    4.Open the voice.zip file with a win.rar (never unzip the voice.zip file): double click to the voice.zip
    5.Copy the file that you have made changes in your PC
    6.Then paste this file using the menu of winrar to the voice.zip file.


    To fix the pronunciation for driver alerts (that comes from map) you should open the file i18/dictionary.voice with a notepad and
    there you will find all the things that you want to modify.


    Furthermore inside the voice.zip in the file dictionary.voice if you set:

    Caution speed camera ahead="Caution speed camera be careful"
    Caution mobile speed camera ahead="Caution mobile speed camera ahead"
    Caution traffic light camera="Caution traffic light camera"
    ...........................................................................
    ...........................................................................


    and then you have in sys.txt:
    [speedcam_category:0]
    activated_spoken_type=speech
    activated_speech="Caution speed camera ahead"
    approach_beep_spoken_type=0
    approach_beep_speech=0
    approach_beep_sound=0
    overspeed_spoken_type=0
    overspeed_speech=0
    overspeed_sound=0
    warn_distances="150:2000,140:1800,130:1500,120:1400,110:1300,100:1200,90:1100,80:1000,60:700,50:600,40:500"


    then TTS will announce to you acurate this : Caution speed camera be careful
    Last edited by zervdim; 25th December 2013 at 07:41.

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    I had been using version 5 of winrar so guess that was the problem. I have managed to change Yield to Give way and the file seems to work ok.

    I am still having issues with the road numbers. Now it will not say letter "A" it just says the number only. when I use the files on post #1 it said for example (eye)666, I666 instead of "A666" then when the simon/kate was modified it only said 666 and not a letter.

    How can I make it say the letter "A" pronounced "A" and not pronounced "I"(eye)

    Its not just A666 it mis-prnounces it does it will all A roads

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    For edit skin, lang, use TotalCommander.
    Just open file and edit it or copy in archive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a01020304 View Post
    How can I make it say the letter "A" pronounced "A" and not pronounced "I"(eye)

    Its not just A666 it mis-prnounces it does it will all A roads
    Unfortunately you can't !!!
    Your problem is too complicated. not only in TTS you use, but and in other languages TTS has some bugs...
    As you understand TTS works fine, for example the word : " Kate" it speeks the letter " a " as "a" and not as " i " .
    But as I said to you previous there are some bugs because TTS speaks not alone such if you have in your PC.
    TTS in iGO read to many things, lua files from iGO, lua files from TTS Pro voices, read map (and if the map has some errors?)...

    If you want to get deeper to voices then you must try to modify the file lexicon....., but I think you can not modify.

    So to make the long story short ,
    you can keep Loquendo TTS with all the qualifications he has and some errors that yo can fix them and some that you will never can fix ,
    or Try Nuance- has better pronounciation.

 

 

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