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Share dictionary?

Postby kremesch » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:19 am

Is there a way to have all the voices share one dictionary?
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Postby Alex » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:46 pm

This can be done a number of ways, depending on your operating system and needs. As you may know, custom pronunciations are managed by placing lexicon.txt files in the desired voices.

Under *nix systems, one could create a symbolic links in each of voice directories to one shared lexicon.txt file

Theoretically this should work on Windows also with shortcuts.

If you are using command-line swift to synthesize, this can also easily be done by specifying the lexicon with the -l flag, like so:

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swift -l  path_to_shared_lexicon.txt  "Test"

I hope this helps!

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