Sunday, September 13, 2009

Repair note to self

A recent update to a number of packages broke the festival wrapper for swift. Festival also ceased to work. A quick Google search brought up this fix from navaburo, who'd gotten it from the now non-existant Gentoo Howto for speechd. Just in case the Ubuntu forum post goes away, the repair amounts to executing the following:

printf ";use ALSA\n(Parameter.set 'Audio_Method 'Audio_Command)\n(Parameter.set 'Audio_Command \"aplay -q -c 1 -t raw -f s16 -r \$SR \$FILE\")\n" > .festivalrc