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rvijay 05-20-2005 02:29 AM

Text to Speech Reader for Linux ?
 
Are there any Text to Speech Reader for linux, like the FREE product below ?

http://www.spacejock.com/yRead.html

Thanks.

Vijay :Pengy:

nulldevice 05-20-2005 02:35 AM

festival.

look out for KDE 3.4 c(kttsmgr)

rvijay 05-20-2005 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by nulldevice
festival.

look out for KDE 3.4 c(kttsmgr)

Is festival a software ?

Thanks.

VJ

craigevil 05-20-2005 03:31 AM

"Festival is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system developed at CSTR. It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques. It is written in C++ with a Scheme-based command interpreter for general control."
http://freshmeat.net/projects/festival/

Someone else posted this script ,it allows festival to read the contents of your clipboard.

configure Festival (speach synthesizer) to read the contents of the clipboard. If any body is interested, the shell script is

dcop klipper klipper getClipboardContents > $HOME/festivaltext
festival --tts $HOME/festivaltext


With Festival installed Konqueror can read webpages and anything else it can display.

Depending on your distro it should be in your repository.

rvijay 05-20-2005 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by craigevil
"Festival is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system developed at CSTR. It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques. It is written in C++ with a Scheme-based command interpreter for general control."
http://freshmeat.net/projects/festival/

Someone else posted this script ,it allows festival to read the contents of your clipboard.

configure Festival (speach synthesizer) to read the contents of the clipboard. If any body is interested, the shell script is

dcop klipper klipper getClipboardContents > $HOME/festivaltext
festival --tts $HOME/festivaltext


With Festival installed Konqueror can read webpages and anything else it can display.

Depending on your distro it should be in your repository.

Hey Wow !!! Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Vijay :newbie:

rvijay 05-26-2005 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by craigevil

configure Festival (speach synthesizer) to read the contents of the clipboard. If any body is interested, the shell script is

dcop klipper klipper getClipboardContents > $HOME/festivaltext
festival --tts $HOME/festivaltext



I isntalled and tried festival, it says something like reading txt file. But I don't hear anything. Where is the volume control ? Also it doesn't work from XWindows.

The above shell script is not essential for regular text files correct ? It is only for Clipboard is this correct ?

Vijay :confused:

rvijay 05-26-2005 05:28 AM

For those reading thread. Here is a document on kttsmgr for reference:

http://docs.kde.org/en/3.4/kdeaccess...sing-kapp.html

Will also help if one gets sox and xsltproc

Vijay


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