Joining the MBROLA project as a user
The mbrola-interest and mbrola-news mailing lists
For convenience, we have defined two mailing lists :
email@example.com : a forum for MBROLA questions and issues. Users who have a question, comment, think they have found a bug, or simply who want to share .pho files or free applications running on top of mbrola should send mail to mbrola-interest. Users interested in discussing about MBROLA post and read from this group. mbrola-interest is not moderated.
firstname.lastname@example.org is also used by the maintainers of the mbrola project to announce new releases, bug fixes, new voices and languages, and other information of interest to all MBROLA users. mbrola-news is moderated by the MBROLA team.
It is your interest, as a user, to subscribe to both mailing lists, by sending an e-mail to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'subscribe' in either the header or the main text. To unsubscribe from mbrola-news, just send email to email@example.com with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field. To unsubscribe from mbrola-interest, just send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'unsubscribe' in the subject field.
If you detect a bug, or if you find an input for which the quality of the speech provided by mbrola is not as good as usual, first consult the FAQ file from the MBROLA Project homepage, which will be frequently updated. If this is of no help, send a kind mail to email@example.com , in which you include the .pho file with which the problem appears and mention your machine architecture.
Creating talking applications on top of mbrola
If you have used mbrola to build talking apps on top of it (like talking clocks, talking agendas, talking tools for handicapped persons, etc.), and want to make it available to the community (for free, of course, and for non-commercial, non-military applications, as imposed by the mbrola license agreement), just make an announcement to the mbrola mailing list : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in the commercial version of mbrola (source code available in C), send an email to email@example.com.
Providing new diphone databases
If you want to participate to the mbrola project by providing a diphone database (i.e. a set of sample files with one example of each diphone in your language), click here
Give us some feedback anyway
If you simply find this initiative useful, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have spent a lot of our time to provide you with this program, and we would like to get some feedback in return.
Last updated December 17, 1999, send comments to email@example.com