Text to speech
For a year or so now, I've been using text to speech to read stuff to me while I lie in bed before going to sleep every night. It's very nice.
Do any of you do this?
I think that Festival of the University of Edinburgh outputs voice from text, although their demos are in English and Spanish only, I think.
Festival is probably a package included in many distros. At least it is in Fedora.
yeah festival is very good , i just tried it recently
i am starting to use it now in my scripts
this article talks about festival and has a nice rss reader script that will output the result to festival so that you could listen to the latest news
tts commercial apps
Do you guys know of any commercial application for text to speech that is also bash-capable and scriptable?
record output from festival
The way to listen to the sound generated by festival is
$ echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts
$ festival --tts hello.txt
where hello.txt is a file containing the text "Hello, world".
How do you record the output?
$ echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts > hello.au
$ rec `echo "Hello, world" | festival --tts` hello.au
but it won't work.
Here it is:
text2wave somefile.txt > somefile.wav
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