Common interfaces for speech services

Juanjo Marín juanjomarin96 at
Wed Nov 9 00:55:57 PST 2011

Hi !

I think is worth cross posting this message from the xdg mailing list
about an effort for building a standard speech services to
the speechd mailing list. I think that this message could be of much 
interest for people of this list.

You can read the whole thread here:


   -- Juanjo Marin

----- Mensaje reenviado -----
> De: Michael Pozhidaev <msp at>
> Para: xdg at
> CC: 
> Enviado: martes 8 de noviembre de 2011 0:11
> Asunto: Common interfaces for speech services
> Hello, everybody!
> I have the question about developing common interfaces for various
> services. In Russia there is speech server used by blind people for
> real-time generation text-to-speech. It takes commands like "say" and
> "stop". Now this server uses its own protocol for client connections 
> but
> we have an idea to add D-Bus implementation to unify access to service.
> It seems to me it is a good approach to suggest common interface to
> text-to-speech servers in org.freedesktop like we already have
> org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer for every media player as any other common
> interface for other type of services.
> As I got by searching in Google there is no common interfaces in
> org.freedesktop for speech servers but there are some attempts to
> process speech commands with D-Bus without any compatibility between
> each other. 
> I would like to suggest some basic view of the interface for speech
> servers but I don't know what I must do for this work. I am ready to do
> it, provide some basic implementation, listen different comments and
> include improvements.
> Is any registration on freedesktop needed for this work or I can simply
> present my suggestions here and follow the discussion? 
> If I am wrong and there are any already existing interfaces, please let
> me know. In this case I will simply add corresponding implementation.
> Thanks for any information!
> -- 
> Michael Pozhidaev. Tomsk, Russia.
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