Questions referring to text-to-speech software that enables the computer to process input in the form of text characters and provide the output as audible sentences.

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How to install more voices to Espeak?

Could you please help me to install voices from here, I read the manual But I don't know how can 'Get the en1'.
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Alternatives to orca?

just wondering if there is an alternative to using the orca software for text-to-speech...I'd like to be able to highlight the text that I want read aloud. If thats possible with orca, forgive me for ...
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How to text-to-speech output using command-line?

How to get speech output from entered text by using command-line? Also facility to change speech rate, pitch, volume etc using simple command.
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Install Google's US English as default TTS engine

I have tried festival and epseak but Google's TTS engine feels more natural to me. Does anyone have a solution to integrate Google's TTS engine into Ubuntu so that it can be used for "Read out loud" ...
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How can I run a simple text to speech command? [duplicate]

In Windows I can do these steps: 1. Open Notepad 2. Copy and Paste CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak"Hello." 3. Save it as xyz.vbs 4. Run it/Open it It will then speak "Hello". Is there ...
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help with tts and setting up a hotkey

so I am new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to figure out how to set up a speech to text program something that will be easy to use I have been using a tutorialhttp://hak5.org/episodes/haktip-51 but for ...
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How to stop Ubuntu from talking to me?

The title may sound silly, but on Ubuntu 13.10, I'm getting frequent audible notifications using text to speech. Is this the "speech dispatcher" and how can I disable it?
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Is there a way to make Ubuntu read out notifications?

Ubuntu has a very cool notification system. Is there a way to make Ubuntu read out notifications when they appear? Or is it possible to link the text in notifications to espeak?
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TTS in multiple languages, to MP3

I'm looking for a software that can read different languages in the same text. I would prefer a software for ubuntu, but I can accept to use wine. The document in question has a series of sentences ...
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Konqueror: no sound with text to speech

Yesterday morning when I had Konqueror open and pointing at a text file. Clicking on Tools, then clicking on the SPeak Text dropdown; gave me a very quick/rushed voice. Now doing the same results in ...
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How to make everything on stdout be read aloud (using espeak)?

I've got the eSpeak TTS system up and running, and I like it quite a bit. I'm wondering, is there a way to pipe EVERYTHING that gets printed to STDOUT to espeak? I'm trying to set up a system without ...
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How to text to speech (pdf, docx) documents in lubuntu 12.10

Hello I want text to speech application that works with PDF and other files. Is there any application that does this is Lubuntu? Is there any way to get this done?
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how read documents (pdf, docx, etc) using orca in lubuntu 12.10

Hello I had installed Orca in lubuntu 12.10. But when i open it i just get the container box with tabs for preferences, help, about, exit. How do i make it read documents? I want to read a pdf ...
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Python-Speechd?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, am fooling around with some Python code. In earlier releases, I used to be able to do: import speechd And now I get that the module does not exist. It also tells ...
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Generate mp3 file from espeak

I'd like to convert an text file to an mp3 file using espeak. Is it possible to do this? I'm trying to use espeak to create a song synthesis shell script that can convert text to a song.
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Is there a good alternative of 'TextAloud' text to voice software?

I'm looking for an alternative under Ubuntu for a software that I used to have long time ago under Windows. Its called TextAluod. It has natural voices that you can use. So far, I tried ESPEAK ...
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“Screen-Reader tool Orca” and extendable/customizable functionality in Ubuntu?

Here is what i want to do: I want to put/run Orca as an idle process in background after booting into Ubuntu. (No problem there so far.) Now when I open up a text file or website in my [web]browser; ...
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How to get espeak working?

I'm trying read it loud feature of acrobat, so need a text synthesizer, I've installed espeak and libgnome-speech libraries (it didn't work for acrobat right out of the box) so when I started ...
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Has anyone compiled eSpeak Text-to-Speech?

I have used Ubuntu as the OS for about 1.5 years on our desktop. I am also dyslexic so the eSpeak text reader is a huge Help! I put the 11.10 Ubuntu on our AMD 64 laptop. espeak doesn't work on ...
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Natural Sounding Text to Speech?

I am looking for some easy to install text to speech software for Ubuntu that sounds natural. I've installed Festival, Gespeaker, etc., but nothing sounds very natural. All very synthetic and hard to ...
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How to use Epos?

When I installed epos: sudo apt-get install epos and try to use say: say hello the terminal says: ...
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How can I install and use text-to-speech software?

I want to convert text to an audio file containing synthesised speech that reads out that text. What free (libre+gratis) software is available for this and how do I install and use it? I don't need ...
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Festival on Orca?

I tried installing Festival from Synaptic to use it with Orca, but it did not show up on Orca's speech synthesizer list. I installed the following packages: festival festival-freebsoft-utils ...