festival/text to speech

Ben Edwards funkytwig at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 17:42:05 GMT 2005


On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 09:18:57 -0800, Lee Colleton <lee.colleton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 14:42:59 +0000, Ben Edwards <funkytwig at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Have been trying to work out how to do text to speach in Firefox and
> > Openoffice.  Had a look in the archive and the website but no luck.
> > Also did a bit of googeling.
> >
> > Have installed the gnome text to speaxh stuff and festival but not
> > really sure how to use it.  Any pointers would be apreciated.
> >
> > Ben
> 
> festival can be invoked from the command line with the option --tts
> which will read from stdin and synthesize an output.
> 
>   echo "Hello, World!" | festival --tts
> 
> so if you wanted to read a webpage you would have to select the text
> you want to read and then echo it into festival
> 
>   echo "Google
> >
> > Web    Images    Groups    News    Froogle    LocalNew!    more »
> >
> >   Advanced Search
> >   Preferences
> >   Language Tools
> >
> >
> > Advertising Programs - Business Solutions - About Google
> >
> > ©2005 Google - Searching 8,058,044,651 web pages" | festival --tts
> 
> Ya dig?  Well, I hope that helps.

Fraid it douse not help mutch.  I am looking for solutions for visualy
impared people/dyslexics.  Windows has stuff built in whitch is kind
of OK and there are some fairly good propietory screen readers etc. 
>From what I can se Linux is a bit of a non starter on this fromt.

I realy need something that integrates properly with openoffice/firefox.

Ben

> Lee Colleton
> 


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