1- Start TTSVoiceEditor.
2- Use File->Open to open a VPM file (TTS type only)
3- Click twice on the word/expression you wish to change
4- Enter the new word/expression. You are not limited to the original length. See "Hints" below.
5- Click OK to change or Cancel to abort this change
6- Modify as many words/expressions as you wish by repeating steps 4&5.
7- Optionally, you can change the voice rate, the voice level and the screen name.
9- Use File->Save to save the new VPM file. Add ".vpm" to your filename. You still need to use the original .vpm file name.
10- Copy it on your Garmin in the Garmin/Voice directory.
Hint #1: Use the comma "," to make a short pause. Use the period "." to make a long pause.The exclamation mark "!"and the interrogation mark "?" sometimes do something.
Hint #2: There are a couple reserved words that can be used to modify how text is pronounced. Here are some examples:
•<spell> and <end_spell>: Any enclosed letters will be spelled. Example: <spell>LOST<end_spell> will be spoken as "L-O-S-T".
•<digits> and <end_digits>: Any enclose numbers will be enumerated. Example: <digits>123<end_digits> will be spoken "1-2-3".
•<pause=s>: creates a small pause (P1) in the text.
•<pause=m>: creates a medium pause (P5) in the text.
•<pause=l>: creates a long pause (P9) in the text.
•<address> and <end_address>: not tested yet.
•<wait=0>: waits for something, but what? What is the difference with <pause>? Not tested yet.
•<wait=1>: waits for something, but what? Not tested yet.
•<wait=2>: waits for something, but what? Not tested yet.
•<rate=s> and <end_rate>: change the speech rate temporarily to 15 instead of 50. Not tested yet.
•<volume=l>: change volume to low (volume = 25). Not tested yet.
•<volume=m>: change volume to medium (volume = 50). Not tested yet.
•<volume=h>: change volume to high (volume = 75). Not tested yet.
•<phon> and <end_phon>: speaks enclosed letters as phonems. Example: <phon>Ek.'sIt_R+a&It<end_phon> means "Exit on right"
Note: At the end of the listbox, you may notice single letter words or strange characters. They do not appear in all languages. Don't modify them and no harm will be done.
Changes from v2.75 to v2.80:
•Added icons in Menu, keyboard shortcuts to common functions and shortcut icons. No change in processing.
Changes from v2.74 to v2.75:
•Added support for newer Nuvi 265/255w English_American_Jack/Samantha.vpm
Changes from v2.73 to v2.74:
•Added support for newer Francais_European_Virginie.vpm & Sebastien
Changes from v2.72 to v2.73:
•Added support for newer Espanol_Americas_Paulina.vpm
Changes from v2.71 to v2.72:
•Added support for newer Portuguese_Brazilian_Raquel.vpm
Changes from v2.70 to v2.71:
•Added support for newer Nederlands__Claire.vpm
Changes from v2.68 to v2.70:
•Added support for new voice structure files. The text appears in the editor, but I am not sure all GPS will get the changes. The structure is different. Still, no harm can come to your GPS. If there is any problem, just revert to the original VPM.
•Added display of the voice version number