Questions tagged [text-to-speech]

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 disable speech-dispatcher in Ubuntu 20.04?

I've got some problems with the recognition of my audio devices (see here for more detail). One suggested fix that floats around the internet is to disable the speech-dispatcher, by changing the ...
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Speech Dispatcher not working after changing voice to Festival

I followed these instructions for how to change the default voice for spd-say from espeak to festival hoping that would allow me to use festival in Chrome with a text-to-speech extension I have ...
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Text to speech from command line as root (from a python script)

I have a python script that requires root privileges. I want it to be able to tell me when processes have finished using speech-dispatcher. import subprocess subprocess.call(['spd-say', '"your ...
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Text-to-speech like Option-Esc in macOS

I'm considering switching over to Ubuntu from macOS at the moment, and the one feature I can't seem to find a replacement for is macOS's Speech tools, in particular the "Speak selected text when ...
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What is causing this error of pulseAudio, when i am trying to input voice recognition in python?

ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown ...
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Is there a The “Speak Text” feature like in Okular for a document reader in Gnome?

I just noticed that there is this: The "Speak Text" feature in Okular is not working. How do I get it to work? Do we have a solution for Gnome without installing the KDE platform through the ...
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speech-dispatcher stopped working, spd-say starts, but stops after a few words [duplicate]

I have a problem with speech-dispatcher. As stated: speech-dispatcher stopped working. spd-say starts, but stops after a few words. To be more precise: I had a longer text. (This https://github.com/...
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Enable SpeechSynthesis API in the Web Browser on Kubuntu 20.04

Is there any web browser I can install in Kubuntu 20.04 that supports the web standards as it pertains to Speech Synthesis? I've tried Firefox, Chromium, and Brave. This web standard once worked fine ...
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Spanish language voice to speaker-test

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. When I use the command speaker-test I just hear a very sweet and nice English language woman voice. I wonder if there is some sweet and nice Spanish language woman ...
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How can I automate tts?

Right now I have a keybinding that uses the xsel program to grab the contents of selected text and pass it to the festival text to speech engine: #!/bin/bash xsel |festival --tts --pipe I want ...
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Festival text-to-speech ignores `current-voice` defined in `.festivalrc` in 20.04

On Ubuntu 18.04 I had in my ~/.festivalrc (voice.select 'en1_embrola) which works as expected. However after upgrading to 20.04 my default voice is kal_diphone On festival's interactive shell (...
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How do I pipe output from espeak (tts) to input device?

I want to pipe sound outputted from espeak to microphone input, that other person (e.g. on skype) can hear me. How can I do that?
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18.04.1 desktop: How to install the 'Fiona' voice that is present in the Festival TTS demo page

I want to dl/install the Fiona voice that is present on the Festival TTS demo page. I have searched around and found instructions on downloading and installing many other voices that are present in ...
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How do I configure plugins or add the mbrola voice to Gespeaker?

I have installed Gespeaker, but I can not configure its plugins by this way: Also, I can not add mbrola voice to it. I think it is because version on Launchpad is old. Am I right? Based on the ...
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Wine: How to use SAPI 5 voices for TTS application “Balabolka”?

I recently installed Wine according to this answer and “Balabolka”, a very good TTS program that runs smoothly under Windows, afterwards. Wine did not install SAPI 4 or SAPI 5 voices which are ...
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Translate book-length text to mp3 audio

I have a 70 chapter book that I need to have read aloud to me. My sight is failing after 45 years. I need book.txt translated to book.mp3.
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Why does spd-say stop speaking after a short while in the command line?

I've noticed that whenever I'm in the command line and I try spd-say, it always stops shortly after it starts, and doesn't finish what I've told it to say. For instance, spd-say "moo moo farms are ...
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bash script using espeak only says first word

I am writing a bash script to convert lyrics to audio clips using espeak. The problem is that espeak only says the first word, rather than the line by line that I'm reading. I tried putting the lines ...
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Is there a text-to-speech system for Ubuntu which can do 'character' voices?

Most people are looking for natural sounding TTS. I am looking for something that has personality for an animatronic creature. It could be robotic or gruff or babyish, but it should be amusing.
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festival ubuntu not working text to speech

Can anyone help this out, my cli log shows following like this, ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0' ALSA lib conf.c:4248:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver ...
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The “Speak Text” feature in Okular is not working. How do I get it to work?

I'm currently using Ubuntu 18.04 and Okular for viewing pdf documents. I thought it would be convenient if I could use the text to speech feature. I tried following all the instructions given here: ...
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Speech recognition software (keyboard and mouse replacement and/or dictation)

I understand that there were some programs that used Alphabet's (Google's parent company) API for speech recognition in Ubuntu. But, it seems that you needed to be connected to Alphabet's servers in ...
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Clipboard TTS Custom Keyboard Doesn't Work

I want ubuntu to read aloud something I put on clipboard. I found a solution for that, which is this: xsel --clipboard | festival --tts When I try it on terminal, this code works. But when I try to ...
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How to use qt-speech in Kubuntu 18.04 (cli / Okular)

In Kubuntu 18.04 Okular can read any selection text, or the whole document by default. That is great, it is using qtspeech5 but How do I set the language? How can I use it from the CLI? Can't ...
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speech to text not works on ubuntu's browser

I've to start a project that will include the "speech to text" feature. So i start to check what is available around, and I found this: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2013/01/Voice-Driven-...
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When the default text-to-speech program (spd-say) speaks it is accompanied by noise/crackling/buzzing (and some echo), how to fix?

spd-say "Hello world!" I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 on a laptop (Dell XPS 15). I haven't noticed any audio problems on this machine with any other application. I've done sudo apt dist-upgrade pretty ...
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Is there a text to speech software that allows you to save the audio for later?

So, basically I'm looking for a text-to-speech software that not only can read my files to me (I currently use Okular), but also would let me save the speech as an audio file, so that I can listen to ...
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Is there any software available to input text by speaking via microphone? [duplicate]

Is there any good 'Speech to Text' application available for Ubuntu? I have tried to find something in Software Center but I failed.
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How to install MaryTTS 5.2

I am trying to install MaryTTS 5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04. There is a guide on for 5.1.2 here . However, 5.2 is way different, and I do not understand the installation guide on their GitHub page. The ...
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How can I change the voice used by Firefox Reader View (Narrator) in Ubuntu?

The default voice as well as all alternative voices are very difficult to understand. I cannot find any documentation about how this feature is wired up.
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Is there a way to use text-to-speech without a third party program? [duplicate]

I like using my Macintosh to read things, but Ubuntu is really growing on me. I want to be able to have my computer read aloud to me without booting up my Mac. Is there a way to do this without ...
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SIOD ERROR: not a number

Some times when i use (SayText " ") it gives the following error: "SIOD ERROR: not a number". For example: festival> (SayText "ਮੇਰਾ ਨਾਮ") means (SayText"mera naam") SIOD ERROR: not a number ...
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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking in windows vbox on ubuntu 16.04 machine?

Following up on this post by Joe so I can tag it with DNS. I'm in the same situation -- only want win for DNS. Personally, I'm not interested in controlling a desktop (as in this post). I liked DNS ...
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could not find PyAudio, check installation

I am new to speech recognition and i am trying to use Google Speech API to build a speech to text program. I used the tutorial given in the following link and the commands within to install ...
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How to get speech output of negative numbers using festival speech synthesis?

For example, the speech output of -5.6 is "five point six", not "negative five point six". The negative part is always missing. How to get speech output of negative numbers using festival speech ...
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Improve sound (not voice) quality of Pico2Wave text-to-speech

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to make extensive use of the text-to-speech capabilities of Linux to create audio files from text. I've tried Festival but finding good voices and installing them is ...
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natural-sounding-text-to-speech

Firstly I know this question has been asked, Natural Sounding Text to Speech? I'm after some sort of text to speech engine, but to convert a full ebook / text. Simply put I no longer get enough time ...
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Installation steps for palaver speech on Ubuntu 16.04

I tried installing palaver speech recognition by the following the steps outlined here however I get error as shown here. I entered my firstname, lastname and email and language correctly in a popup. ...
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Text to speech for selected text ubuntu 16.04

While a lot of options exist to read aloud text pasted to the command line, what's the best software/tool to achieve the same function for highlighted text? I am looking for something similar to mac ...
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Making my computer talk (with the say command)

I've been using the say command in terminal to get my computer to talk, ie. say "Hello" How can I pipe the text of a .txt file to the say command to get it to read aloud the text in a file ?
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chromium is not generating voice

Chromium is not producing voice when I am running my code, while this is working in chrome. var msg = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance('Hello World'); window.speechSynthesis.speak(msg);
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Festival error when trying to use SayText

When I enter Festival via the command: festival -q and attempt to utilize SayText, I get the following error: festival> (SayText "hello") SIOD ERROR: unbound variable : SayText Why does this ...
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Festival- how to make speech synthesis read numbers like “1325.25” as “one three two five point two five”?

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. In Libreoffice calc, I am using an extension "read text" to read numbers using Festival speech synthesis. How to set up Festival speech synthesis to read numbers like "1325....
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How can I read out text on my computer?

By text I refer to different formats such as: A website opened in my web browser An article stored in my Pocket An email opened in Gmail through my web browser
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add a commandline synthesis engine to jovie (text to speech for KDE)

I want to be able to read out aloud PDFs in Ubuntu. I currently use the Okular PDF reader. After installing Jovie, I was able to read out aloud my PDFs in Okular. However, I find the the speech ...
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How to install MaryTTS on Ubuntu?

Can anybody help me to install MaryTTS on my Ubuntu 15.10? I have been looking for good, natural voice on Linux for a while. On online demo it sounds great! And I hope to use MaryTTS to read pdf files ...
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Are there any good text-to-speech plugins for firefox?

Know any good TTS software for linux, preferrebly well integrated into firefox? Ideally it would work offline and don't require payment, but I'm willing to look at alternatives.
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Can you use the NVDA Voice Addons on Linux/Ubuntu?

https://vocalizer-nvda.com/downloads There are a bunch of voice addons here, and I'd like to use them on Ubuntu/Linux to read text documents, in the way where I would give it a text document or a ...
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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 record with sox?

I would like to record some text-to-speech. Right now I pipe the audio to play so that it can be played. The command that I use to play the tts is play -q - I have tried using audio-record and ...