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Old 01-03-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Could anyone help me with Text To Speech software?


Hello everyone, I use a Text to Speech program under Windows XP by the name of PleaseRead2003 which ran fine under Wine in the past. Now it's having a problem finding the voices when I installed the new verison of Wine not to long ago. Could anyone 1) help me get the voices install correctly or 2) Point me to a native program that does the same thing under Linux. It's a program I've been using to read websites, e-mails and correct my writing when it comes to documention for me for years.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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I like festival.

http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/
 
Old 01-03-2007, 11:09 PM   #3
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Yeah me too.

I'm looking for something with a GUI front-end.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 11:39 PM   #4
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Since it is so scriptable it can be used with other programs many of which have a gui like gnome-speech, ktts and gaim. what do you realy need a gui for?

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Old 01-04-2007, 03:00 AM   #5
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If you are running KDE, the kde-accessibility metapackage along with Festival along with Emacspeak --The Complete Audio Desktop
http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/

Should get you most if not all of the same functions.
 
Old 01-04-2007, 09:06 AM   #6
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Yeah, I would like an GUI

I would like an GUI because of 1) I like to be able to edit what I've written inside a GUI interface 2) I like to copy and paste the text from websites or documents and have the program read it to me.
 
  


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