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Text to Speech - cutting off last word... ?
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:44:16 pm »
Anyone else experience this problem ?

Having TTS say 'This is a test one two three four' and the last word is cut-off.
Only gets as far as 'three'

Same goes for any other text string I try to have it say...

version is 8.10 (final iso)

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Re: Text to Speech - cutting off last word... ?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 09:50:58 pm »

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Re: Text to Speech - cutting off last word... ?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012, 10:31:04 pm »
I have the same issue with my text to speech when setting up respond to events.  The best work around I have found is described below as best I am able, it requires some testing on your part.

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Send text to device, 21 (my main tv orbiter)
"Motion has been detected"

Send text to device, 21
"Motion detected on the driveway camera"

I do two separate announcements, the first message for motion is always the same and not specific to location.  I find this is enough to get my attention and allows me to pay attention to the second message.  About half way through the first announcement I am now listening closely to what cam went off.

Test command and listen to what words are not clear or are getting cut off.  Below in red I am showing what word is cut off

*Motion has been detected
*Motion detected on the driveway camera

Now I move the words in red onto their own line, this is tricky though because it doesn't seem to drop off words based on message length.  So it would leave off any word I leave last.  Here is how I did it:

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Send text to device, 21
"Motion has been, d"
Send text to device, 21
"Detected, m"

Send text to device, 21
"Motion detected on the drive, w"
Send text to device, 21
"way camera, end"

Experiment with that, it was frustrating for me as well because the rules of it leaving off a word could not be easily predicted.  When using 8.10 I also had some success using spaces and commas to separate phrases as the words seemed to move too quickly.  An example would be ",Moe schion     has, Ben , detec  Ted  ,d"

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Re: Text to Speech - cutting off last word... ?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 04:56:36 pm »
Posde:
Pardon the newbie question -
Looked at the 1004 BETA - file size is approx. 2/3 of the 8.10 -
Does 1004 require Kubuntu to be installed seperately ?

Basically I was wondering why the large difference in file sizes...

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Re: Text to Speech - cutting off last word... ?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 05:30:31 pm »
I'll answer...

No... The DVD install should be all you need to install the 1004 beta.

If you do a net install,... THEN you would have to install Kubuntu 10.04 first...

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