festival/text to speech

Denis Jacquerye moyogo at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 01:46:35 UTC 2005

Will H. Backman wrote:
> Gnopernicus is the package that does screen reading and magnification
> for the Gnome desktop.  It usually uses Festival for the text to speech.
> It will only work well for recent GTK+ apps, and in general is not as
> good as Jaws or ZoomText on Windows.  Many recent applications do not
> include the text hints that a screen reader needs.
> For me, Firefox and OpenOffice are slient.  I think this is because they
> are not using native GTK, but use their own cross-platform stuff.

How does Gnopernicus speech work with Abiword, Gnumeric and Epiphany?

I would try it myself but I cannot get festival voices in the
Gnopernicus Speech Preferences. The only voices offered are FreeTTS' 
which is not installed.

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