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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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 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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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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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 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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Announce the time on the hour?

On the mac there is a feature which allows you to get your computer to verbally announce the time on the hour, is there something similar on Ubuntu? That is is there a package which already does this ...
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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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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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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 ...