[Qi Hardware Discuss] Bard Storyteller 0.7 for Nanonote
Alan W Black
awb at cs.cmu.edu
Thu Mar 8 14:43:33 EST 2012
Jiří Brožovský wrote:
> Hello Alan,
> Thank you very much for this nice update!
> I can open some epub files (even with correct text encoding - that's
> great!) but the Bard refuses to open other ones (I will try to find
I tried this on a whole bunch of epub files, and tried to follow the
standard for reading files (I haven't followed the whole standard but
thought I was close).
I'm not surprised that there are some it doesn't work on. If you can
email the file (assuming you can legally do that), I'll take a closer look.
Note I can't deal with DRM's files (and probably never will be able to
do that), but I should at least tell the user its DRM'd.
> Best regards,
> Jiri Brozovsky
> 2012/3/8, Alan W Black <awb at cs.cmu.edu>:
>> Bard Storyteller 0.7
>> Bard Storyteller is free software, distributed under a BSD-like
>> See http://festvox.org/bard/README for details
>> New in 0.7 has
>> Epub support (and initial image support)
>> Text highlighting based on (x)html in epub.
>> Bug fixes -- (I used it a lot to read books)
>> Fixes in audio streaming so it "gargles" less
>> Smooth Scroll fixes
>> Cursor hiding
>> For epub support you must have libzip, SDL_image and SDL_gfx support.
>> SDL_image and SDL_gfx are already available on the Ben Nanonote. An ipk
>> package file for libzip is included.
>> I have standardized the use of the volume key on the nanonote to
>> control volume, scroll speed or page up/down depending on whether its
>> speaking, scrolling or in idle position.
>> Note you must update your version of flite (again) to complie 0.7.
>> The new support for generalized token streams requires an updated
>> version of flite.
>> The next improvements on the immediate horizon are:
>> Better voices (that are fast enough, which is currently our problem)
>> better voices are fully supported on faster platforms
>> Alan W Black email: awb at cs.cmu.edu
>> Language Technologies Institute http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~awb/
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