I would very much like to get my 16kh SAPI voice working in Ubuntu!
Just an idea; some tools on Windows let you use the SAPI system to read out a txt file and turn it into a .wav or .mp3 (for later listening) I used to do this to turn a few good books from Project Guternburg into audiobooks.
Any chance I might see similar functionality with this, I wonder?
It's probably also worth noting most programs like this could also allow the user to make the computer pronounce words diffrently.
When your a bit further down the line (IE: you've got an interface an idiot like me can use) I will be more then happy to help!