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Old 09-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question What's a good replacement for ktts (from kde3.5) for text-to-speech on Slackware 13.3


Hi again!

I am just curious. Having just recently been playing with the ktts text-to-speech package on CentOS 5.6, I was curious to know whether that package was available on Slackbuilds. Unfortunately, it isn't!

Is there a package similiar to that for Slackware (I mean, one where an option in your favourite text editor might be "Read text aloud" or something)? I know that AdobeReader 9.0 does this, but it's not the same as being able to open any text document and having it read out loud to you WITHOUT a lot of hastle!

If there is such a beast, would someone please let me know?

It's probably sitting "right under my nose" in the Slackbuilds, but it's a LARGE depository!

Thanks beforehand,
Andre. (Z_Tagr)
 
Old 09-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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if you enter "speech" in the search box of slackbuilds.org, the first two results are espeak and flite.
 
Old 09-10-2011, 12:57 AM   #3
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There is also something called svox-pico, which is built on the speech synthesis engine library from android. Someone over at debian did a bit of hacking on the engine to make it run as an application on linux. Has very nice voices -much nicer than the flite voices -although the flite voices have improved and one can choos a voice at run-time. The nicest flite voice is the female one.
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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Cool!

Thanks for the info., ponce!

Actually, I have ONLY been entering possible PACKAGE NAMES! So I tried "ktts", but didn't try just "speech"! Duh!

Live and learn!

I appreciate it...

Andre. (Z_Tagr)
 
Old 09-12-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
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search uses the tagging system of slackbuilds.org: the tags associated with the slackbuild are searched too (very handy, as you can see).
 
  


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