Create an index file

The .VIF index file contains basic information about the voice such as language and gender. This is displayed when selecting a voice on the device.  It is recommended that you include these details in the .VIF file.

1.Open the .VIF file using a text editor.

A .VIF file can have 7 lines. The conversion tool you have used to create the file will have created the first two lines already.
 
Line 1 Name (old style, may be left empty for newest software)
Line 2 Filename of the corresponding .chk file
Line 3 Name
Line 4 Number representing gender
Line 5 Number representing language
Line 6 Number representing flag
Line 7 Version number

Name This is the name of your voice, which can be between one and eight characters long. 

Filename of the .CHK file The filename created in our example is data75.chk.

Number representing gender 0 = young, 1 = female, 2 = male.

Number representing language Enter a number according to the following table:

0 English   

22 South African      

1 Deutsch      

23 Simplified Chinese

2 English US 

24 Traditional Chinese         

3 Francais      

101 French (Canada)

4 Espanol       

102 Portuguese Brazil

5 Italiano       

103 Spanish (Mexican)

6 Nederlands           

104 English (Australian)

7 Vlaams          

105 Romanian

8 Dansk           

106 Srpski

9 Svenska      

107 Hrvatski

10 Suomi            

108 Greek

11 Portuguese           

109 Russkii

12 Norsk            

110 Bulgarian

13 Polish            

113 Japanese

14 Czech            

114 Thai

15 Turkish       

115 Malay

16 Hungarian

117 Taiwanese

17 Estonian        

118 Taiwanese Mandarin

18 Latvian           

119 Taiwan Hakka

19 Lithuanian  

120 English (Irish)

20 Catalan       

121 South African

21 Slovak      

174 English (New Zealand)

Number representing flag - Enter a number according to the following table:

-1 unknown

111 Italy       

202 Slovak   

214 Hungary

100 Austria  

112 Belgium 

203 Australia

215 Japan     

101 Netherlands   

113 France   

204 Russian 

216 Thai       

102 Germany

114 USA       

205 Rumania 

217 Malay    

103 Custom   

115 Switzerland   

206 Serbia    

218 Mexico  

104 Sweden  

119 Taiwanese    

207 Croat     

219 Brazil     

105 Finland  

120 Ireland   

208 Greece  

220 Lithuania

106 Denmark

121 Luxemburg   

209 Turkey  

221 Estonia   

107 Norway  

122 Andorra 

210 Bulgaria 

222 Latvia    

108 Spain     

123 Liechtenstein  

211 Canada  

223 Monaco    

109 Portugal 

200 Polish     

212 Chinese Cantonese   

225 South African    

110 England 

201 Czech     

213 Chinese Mandarin    

225 South African    

Version number - Use 1 for your first version and raise the value incrementally for future versions.

So, an example of the contents of a complete .VIF file would be:

John

data75.chk        

John        

2                

0                

110                

1

 

This .VIF file is used for a voice called John, is male, is English, has an English flag and is version 1.

 

2.When youre finished, save the file with the same filename as your .CHK file, for example, data75.vif.