Regarding Implementation of Microsoft Speech SDK using wine

David Lee Lambert lamber45 at
Tue Jan 24 12:08:03 CST 2006

Mike McCormack wrote:
> Kalpit Shah wrote:
>> I want to implement the Microsoft Speech SDK using wine on Fedora Core 3.
>> How feasible is this.....can anyone give me an insight on how do i go
>> about doing this.....
>> please give me some orientation.....
> The first step is to familiarize yourself with the Speech SDK's API on 
> Windows.  Perhaps write a simple test program that uses it, then try run 
> it on Wine.  The test program can later be submitted as part of the Wine 
> regression test suite.
> Once you've done that, it should be a bit clearer which dll or OLE 
> interface you need to implement to make it work.

Someone has made Festival connect to the MS Speech API on Windows;  it 
might be possible to run that Windows port under Wine,  or use a similar 
method to link to the native Linux version (see 
).  Another possiblility would be to use JNI to call the FreeTTS 
libraries.  Is there any reason why a Wine DLL can't dynamically link to 


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