Sight impaired amateurs

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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by DJ0HF » Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 am

DJ0HF wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 am
VK3KYY wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 9:19 am
Ian

The version at the moment with the built in prompts is just for initial testing.

In the next version, users will need to upload the voice prompts data pack via the CPS, because this will allow for multi-lingual voice prompts, like the on screen text has multiple versions.

But this won't be working for a few days.

BTW. The reason I can't even leave the current level of voice prompts in the firmware by default, is that it takes too much space, in the processor ROM, and there would be no space for the functions which still need to be written like SMS
Hi Roger,
All understood but I have a problem with the latest CPS the modifications to allow access to the radio buttons for the radio type work fine but the modification previously made to allow the opening of a contacts window or a channel window by using the space bar, no longer works.
73,
Ian
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Sorry Roger not true the space bar is working fine just finger trouble this end.
73,
Ian
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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by VK3KYY » Thu May 28, 2020 10:21 am

Hi Ian

Thats strange about the space bar.

The changes should have been limited to the firmware loader, I'll need to check what happened.

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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by DJ0HF » Thu May 28, 2020 10:39 am

VK3KYY wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:21 am
Hi Ian

Thats strange about the space bar.

The changes should have been limited to the firmware loader, I'll need to check what happened.
Nothing wrong Roger as I say it was just finger trouble my end it's all working fine.
73,
Ian
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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by VK3KYY » Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 am

Sorry Ian.

I didn't fully read you email

I'm busy on working on the updated firmware to load the voice prompt data from the Flash memory, and probably was not paying enough attention to what you wrote

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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by VK3KYY » Fri May 29, 2020 11:43 am

Ian

I've done a big update to the voice prompts

The prompts are no longer built into the firmware, they now have to be uploaded via the CPS before they are available

Download and install latest development firmware

https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/ ... /D20200507

Download the latest CPS

https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/ ... /R20200529

From the CPS release, also download both voice prompt bin files

These are both English and are just to confirm that different voices can be loaded

Matthew, is IMHO the best voice, its American male.
Nicole is a female Australian voice, which I just use for testing as its got a distinct accent

Use the new button on the OpenGD77 support screen to select and then upload the prompt to the radio

When its installed, you'll get the new voice


Currently, I find that the speech rate of the letters of the alphabet are too slow, but its going to take some time to work out a way to get the speech synthesis to speed up the letters and numbers but not the words.

I also now need to add voice prompts to loads of other places in the user interface now that the voice prompt data includes all words displayed in text on the screen (just under 200 different individual numbers and letters and words)


For anyone interested in the different voices that are available on the site I'm using to create the prompts

www.voicepolly.pro

I think this is the full list.

Note these voices are language specific, so For Example, the German Female voice called Marlene, could not be used for an English language prompt as it will not read the english letters and numbers and words correctly

Code: Select all

Arabic	 Female	Zeina
Chinese Mandarin	 Female	Zhiyu
Danish	 Female	Naja
Danish	 Male	Mads
Dutch	 Female	Lotte
Dutch	 Male	Ruben
English Australian	 Female	Nicole
English Australian	 Male	Russell
English British	 Female	Amy
English British	 Female	Emma
English British	 Male	Brian
English Indian	 Female	Aditi
English Indian	 Female	Raveena
English US	 Female	Ivy
English US	 Female	Joanna
English US	 Female	Kendra
English US	 Female	Kimberly
English US	 Female	Salli
English US	 Male	Joey
English US	 Male	Justin
English US	 Male	Matthew
English Welsh	 Male	Geraint
Frensh	 Female	Céline
Frensh	 Female	Léa
Frensh	 Male	Mathieu
French Canadian	 Female	Chantal
German	 Female	Marlene
German	 Female	Vicki
German	 Male	Hans
Hindi	 Female	Aditi
Icelandic	 Female	Dóra
Icelandic	 Male	Karl
Italian	 Female	Carla
Italian	 Female	Bianca
Italian	 Male	Giorgio
Japanese	 Female	Mizuki
Japanese	 Male	Takumi
Korean	 Female	Seoyeon
Norwegian	 Female	Liv
Polish	 Female	Ewa
Polish	 Female	Maja
Polish	 Male	Jacek
Polish	 Male	Jan
Portuguese Brazilian	 Female	Vitória 
Portuguese Brazilian	 Male	Ricardo
Portuguese European	 Female	Inês
Portuguese European	 Male	Cristiano
Romanian	 Female	Carmen
Russain	 Female	Tatyana
Russian	 Male	Maxim
Spanish European	 Female	Conchita
Spanish European	 Female	Lucia
Spanish European	 Male	Enrique
Spanish Mexican	 Female	Mia
Spanish US	 Female	Penélope
Spanish US	 Male	Miguel
Swedish	 Female	Astrid
Turkish	 Female	Filiz
Welsh	 Female	Gwyneth

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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by m1dyp » Fri May 29, 2020 2:31 pm

wow thank you, Nicole sounds OK too, maybe a little deep lol, but both are understandable
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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by N6RXT » Fri May 29, 2020 3:09 pm

I just updated the radio and the voice pack and things are working.
In regards to the speed:
I used the website and you might want to generate the prompts with fast instead of normal. its not that much faster and it seems to flow a lot better.
if you have some sort of script your using and you can input values, 10-15% speed up wouldn't hurt.
That will make things flow better until you get the voice pack UI stable, then people can tune and refine them as needed.
Thanks for the work you have done and continue to do on this.
VK3KYY wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:43 am

I've done a big update to the voice prompts

Currently, I find that the speech rate of the letters of the alphabet are too slow, but its going to take some time to work out a way to get the speech synthesis to speed up the letters and numbers but not the words.

I also now need to add voice prompts to loads of other places in the user interface now that the voice prompt data includes all words displayed in text on the screen (just under 200 different individual numbers and letters and words)


For anyone interested in the different voices that are available on the site I'm using to create the prompts

www.voicepolly.pro

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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by W1AEX » Fri May 29, 2020 4:32 pm

Hi Roger,

I installed the May 29 firmware into both of my GD77 radios and then put Mathew's voice into one and Nicole's voice into the other. The installation is very easy and it took less than a minute to get each radio up-to-date. Both voice prompts are very clear to my ears and the audio level of the voice prompt feature matches the received DMR audio level perfectly. . I'll check out the radios throughout the day but it seems like a very nice implementation that should help a lot of hams.

Thank you and 73,

Rob W1AEX

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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by Ik0nwg » Fri May 29, 2020 4:35 pm

Ciao Roger
I have tried both voices and I can tell you that they work very well, thanks
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Re: Sight impaired amateurs

Post by VK3KYY » Fri May 29, 2020 9:12 pm

Ik0nwg wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Ciao Roger
I have tried both voices and I can tell you that they work very well, thanks
Sal
I can make voice prompt data for other languages. There is a word list file which needs to be translated, I will post it here.

I have written a Python script to download the synthesised speech and do a lot of processing, including using the radio to compress the raw audio to AMBE (albeit very slowly)

I will try to tidy up the script today and post it to the forum

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