Language Translation Projects
Do NOT run these downloaded EXE from your Internet browser. Put them in the GPSS folder then run from file Explorer to add the files.
from Robin on 28th January 2008:
below is subject to change: testing with
The Dutch page now has Alex in Corfu's Dutch translation.
I've also added "language switching on Pocket PC..." below.
GPSS has always spoken English and Japanese. With the right data, it can now speak any language, or dialect of a language. e.g. American English or English English.
This page is for those helping Robin, and each other, with translation of GPSS into other spoken Languages. This work involves the re-recording of .WAV sound files, and the translation of text files from English into another spoken language. The work is intended for the benifit of all GPSS users. This page can also be used to download and test the work done so far.
For use of these facilities, ensure that you already have a working GPSS system with GPSS.EXE at version 4.91 or later.
If you want to know more about the 100 or more sounds that must be re-recorded to make GPSS speak another language please click here for information on GPSS Sounds
The design of GPSS is the Intellectual Property of Robin Lovelock. These translated files are available to all GPSS users, free of charge. They are not available for use, other than with GPSS, without the written permission of Robin Lovelock.
Robin sets up Language Project pages on this web site, to help co-ordinate people helping Robin and each other in this translation work. These pages provide access to files that have been translated. Please contact Robin if you are willing to help with this work.
Unless stated otherwise, these translations support v4.92 or older Baselines of GPSS. The v4.93 July 2000 Baseline has 10 extra sounds requiring translation. A few words in the demonstration may therefore be spoken in English, but you should not have a problem when used "for real" with GPS.
GPSS normally starts up speaking English, but it can be configured to start up speaking a different language. While it is running, the language can be changed, with the J key (Jump to new language) or B key (Back to English or British).
If speech recognition is being used, this might be done by speech. e.g. saying "konichiwa" to switch to Japanese.
The language spoken is controlled by a file called LANGUAGE.CFG in the same directory as GPSS.EXE. e.g. in c:\gpss04. This file tells GPSS.EXE which language to start up in, which to switch between (from J key) and where to find the files for that language.
4 Japanese,1,\japan\ Mandarin,2,\mandarin\ Malay,3,\malay\ German,4,\german\ French,5,\french\ Portuguese,6,\portugue\ Spanish,7,\spanish\ Italian,8,\italian\ Dutch,9,\dutch\ END,END,END0 is the default language of English. 4 is the startup language: German in this example.
The directory should also contain :
For example : suppose the language were Spanish :
The simple way to test GPSS speaking Spanish is as follows:
For those using GPSSppc on the Pocket PC page, this may assist:
You may decide to put the gpssppc folder, and any language folders, as sub-folders.
But if this is on an SD card, you need the whole path to be specified.
My language.cfg in the gpssppc folder is: