festival/text to speech
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.
> Lee Colleton
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