[mary-dev] Russian in OpenMary

Marc Schroeder marc.schroeder at dfki.de
Wed Aug 25 13:13:35 CEST 2010

Hello Nickolay,

I foresee no problem distributing the voices via our servers, as long as 
they are free to use of course. I see that you have put the msu_ru_nsh 
voice under the by-nd Creative Commons license, 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/, so that is perfect.

Of course we would be interested in adding Polish and Spanish/Catalan!

Yes, 4.1 is to be released by 31 August, so if we are fast, we may be 
able to squeeze in Russian, but probably not any other new languages.

On the other hand, doing another release a month or so later is also not 
a problem, so let's not rush if there are any substantial issues.

Let's maybe give this a try with Russian, and see how it goes. We can 
discuss the details offline, I guess.

Best wishes,

On 25.08.10 12:23, Nickolay V. Shmyrev wrote:
> 2010/8/25, Marc Schroeder<marc.schroeder at dfki.de>:
>> Hello Nickolay,
>>   wow, what a pleasant surprise! Your contribution to OpenMary is very
>>   welcome -- thank you! :-)
>>   Now practically, I suggest we proceed as follows.
>>   I will check in your patches (all except for the unit selection voice)
>>   into a russian-branch in the OpenMary SVN. It would be great if you
>>   could get yourself an account for accessing the OpenMary SVN repository
>>   (create the account at https://config.opendfki.de/regacc, then ask to
>>   join project mary, which I can then approve). Then we could work
>>   together to get the code ready for inclusion in the trunk.
>>   Does that sound like a reasonable plan?
> Thanks, Mark, that's a perfect plan! OpenMARY is really pleasant to
> work with since I was able to import database in a day and get great
> synthesis result. Well, that's because I'm familar with sed ;)
> I only worry will you be able to distribute the voices through your
> website? I could prepare Polish and Spanish/Catalan voices since there
> are databases. Porting seems relatively easy task. One day there might
> be voice shop as Apple Store ;)
> I see the milestone for 4.1 is August 31. Is it really so? It could be
> tight schedule but I can make some usable version till then.
> I have some technical notes as well, but it's a matter of separate discussion.

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