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Old 10-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #1
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how to installl festival or espoken


i am brand new to linux , having trouble trying to navigate through it. i need help installing either one of these programs festival or espoken. i have tried a million time but i get confuse when it says go to terminal and create a directory. what is terminal, what is directory. i need one of the program to work because i am student with a disablity that i have to have my papers read out loud to me. i have download both program just do not know how to install them
 
Old 10-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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Which disto are you using?

Generally you can easily install either festival, espeak or both using the package manager without any further questions or actions.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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excuse me zeebra what is disto and what is package manager where are they located
 
Old 10-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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It is the GNU/Linux distribution you are using. (example Ubuntu, Mint, Mageia, Slackware).
The package manager depends on which distro you are using.

How are you trying to install the package anyways?
 
Old 10-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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oh thanks zeebra, the espoke works great now that i used the package manager to install it, however the package manager did install the festival program too ,however i can not find it. i looked everywhere for the icon and the festival files, however when i go back to the package manager it shows that the festival program has been installed.

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Old 10-17-2013, 01:05 AM   #6
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Hi,

IIRC festival has no GUI and as such is unlikely to appear in any sort of GUI menu. You can run it from a terminal.

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Old 10-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #7
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what is terminal and do i copy and paste and hit enter or something like that
 
Old 10-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #8
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Hi,

a terminal is a command line interface (CLI). You use it to enter commands using your keyboard. If you want to use festival, the first step wold be to read its documentation (as is the case for most sofware).

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Old 10-17-2013, 07:08 PM   #9
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Hi truegrit40

Here are two examples of using festival
This will speak the message Hello World
Code:
echo "Hello world" | festival --tts
Any of these will read and speak a text file
Code:
cat file | festival --tts
Code:
festival --tts < file

Last edited by UberX; 10-17-2013 at 07:10 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 06:51 AM   #10
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Hi,

IIRC festival has no GUI and as such is unlikely to appear in any sort of GUI menu. You can run it from a terminal.

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Normally yes, there isn't really a GUI to festival and that is purposefully so. But someone did make a GUI for it actually.

http://carnival.sourceforge.net/
 
  


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