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Questions tagged [text-to-speech]

Speech synthesis, i.e. generation of human speech from written text. Process opposite to /speech-recognition. This tag is for general questions regarding TTS. For particular pieces of software use tags like /festival /espeak.

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How can I read out a text file?

I want to convert text in file a.txt to sound & play it using APLAY. any suggestions please?
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Speech Dispatcher failing to start on Arch Linux

I use pulseaudio on my system. I have installed the tts applications espeak and flite. Both of which work perfectly when called from the commandline, but fail to work when called via spd-say. I need ...
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How may I have Ubuntu read an ASCII file out loud to me?

Is there an easy way to have Ubuntu Linux to read a text file to me? For example, let's say I have a file, /tmp/test_type; and in that file I have, Hello, world. What is the easiest way to have ...
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AWS Polly TTS issue

The SDK polly (text-2-speech) c++ application was working fine, but suddenly stops responding. The credententials are active. I am really stuck on this for the last 2 days, I could not able to move ...
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say command not working on command line only Debian install

uname -a prints the output Linux debian 4.9.0-3-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2+deb9u5 (2017-09-19) i686 GNU/Linux I have only the core system utilities installed with no graphical interface. I did ...
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How to set options of commands called by browser?

Presently when Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) is set as at text property of SpeechSynthesisUtterance instance at Chromium or Firefox web browsers the SSML is not parsed at *nix as reflected ...
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How to use soundex search in file searching?

I have a directory that contains numerous files. Moreover, I forget exact file name. So, when I want to find a file I don't find it. If there is any tool that use soundex algorithm for searching ...
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Speech Synthesis browser APIs do not work in Chromium nor Firefox

Speech Synthesis API, tested using demo here, does not work for me on Manjaro Linux KDE neither in Firefox nor Chromium. Friend tested the same demo on Linux Mint xfce and it works for him in Firefox. ...
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Sound feedback while in terminal/text editor?

When I am typing in the terminal, often I am typing in commands or code without necessarily looking at the screen. Probably this would annoy many people, but for me I would like audible feedback from ...
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Raspberry Pi Python Talkey (TTS) + Cron

I have written this little Python script to listen to the BBC RSS Top Stories feed on my Raspberry Pi So first of all because I have problems with the 3.5 mm Jack (no sound), I went into sudo raspi-...
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Access highlighted text from script?

Is it possible to access highlighted text via a shell script? I want to make a keyboard shortcut to use 'espeak' to read highlighted text.
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Using spd-say in a bash script function

I'm sure this is fairly elementary, but I can't figure it out. My script: #!/bin/bash sez () { echo $1 spd-say "$1" } sez "does this work" sez "this does work" What I'm trying to make happen is ...
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how to get espeak to continuously speak stdout piped from netcat

I have a Raspberry pi 3 that I want to use as a sort of PA system, using espeak to announce stuff piped from netcat, which is getting input from a remote server. On the pi, I initiate the listener ...
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How to resolve Festival tts command returning `lexicon english_poslex not defined` error?

I have installed festival tts. Now when I try running echo "Helllloooo! Is anyone home?" | festival --tts I get the output lexicon english_poslex not defined How do I resolve this error? I'm ...
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Text-to-speech in a script

Currently, I'm using wine and Windows TTSApp.exe application for text-to-speech. It is GUI application and works well with SAPI-5 voices. I will choose a text file with a few clicks and convert it to ...
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audio play not starting at beginning

When I run a audio file with like mpg321 or aplay or sox or even in TTS's (Text to speak) audio only outputs correctly from the second time I reproduce the audio file... per example in Text to speech:...
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How do I redirect output from a command line app (howie AIML interpreter) to another command line app (espeak)?

I'd like to interact with an AIML interpreter that runs on the command line (Howie) using standard input and have the output played using espeak. I've tried: ./runme.py | espeak --stdin No ...
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Is there a way to get German text to speech in festival?

Searching for info about German text to speech, I came across a "Dialog-based Human-Technology Interaction by Coordinated Analysis and Generation of Multiple Modalities", as well as this page, which I ...
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How to make festival evaulate its own scheme expressions from the command line, so as to change voices as needed?

I can't seem to find any documentation on this. This forum post shows someone trying to change the voice used by festival, outside of the festival interpreter, using a command-line flag. festival --\...
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New Mail Arrived notification Kmail + Jovie Speech customizing

When a new message arrives, Kmail has ability to speak! Which is great but not enough: I don't want to listen to a standard text but have a proper functionality: When a new message arrives, Jovie ...