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From Sylvain Wallez <>
Subject Re: cocoon 2 speech?
Date Sun, 04 Sep 2005 07:59:37 GMT
Ross Gardler wrote:

> [CC'd to Forrest]
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> came across
>> the first demo of cocoon that I ever did in public was a hello world 
>> page in html, pdf, svg and voicexml, with the little merlin dude 
>> speaking 'hello world' to the audience (got a standing ovation for 
>> that!) It always bugged me that I needed an external tool for that 
>> that worked only on windows... but I found this.
>> Have no time, but it would be cool if somebody could write a 
>> voicexml->wav serializer using that (it's BSD).
> This really would be cool. Over on Forrest we have a whiteboard 
> VoiceXML plugin (donated by a GSoC student who did not get an award 
> but still got us started on the plugin, thanks HANAX). This plugin 
> renders any Forrest page as voice XML. Currently it only works with 
> VoiceXML enabled browsers (e.g. Opera on Windows), a serialiser would 
> be great, even better if we can then stream the result.

There's more to VoiceXML than just text-to-speech. You should have a 
look at JVoiceXML [1], a VoiceXML browser that uses Freetts. It's LGPL 



Sylvain Wallez                        Anyware Technologies
Apache Software Foundation Member     Research & Technology Director

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