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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animated cartoon software [closed]

I want to create a video of an animated cartoon character, a TV news reader, who reads my text script with text-to-speech. I have never done anything like this before, and Blender seems much too ...
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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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Are there any natural grapical men text-to-speech besides Gespeaker?

Every tts I find are either cl or have extremely unnatural robot voices that I don't seem to be able to change. Any recommendations?
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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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a problem with festival

I use festival 2.4 and it works fine but something isn't right, it seems that sometimes it got problem with pronunciation of short forms (contracted forms) in English. for instance it pronounces "You'...
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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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Audible file reader

I am looking for a program that will read document files audibly. This is for a friend that is almost blind and is not able to read text on the screen. Does anyone know of anything that I can install ...
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SpeechSDK51MSM.exe only unzips but does not install

I am trying to install SAPI5 from Microsoft on Wine. I downloaded SpeechSDK51MSM.exe from Microsoft but it only unzips to a temp directory. Then, I get a bunch of directories filled with msm files. ...
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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 ...
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java say only speaks the first word

I have the following code: public class ChatSystem { public static void main(String[] args) { SpeakCommand sp = new SpeakCommand("hello master! How are you feeling today?"); sp....
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speech-dispatcher always stop working after terminal exit?

In a previous question I made this line: trap 'clear; ~/ascii3.sh; spd-say "Exit"; sleep 2' EXIT The content of ascii3.sh is: echo -e "\033[01;31m" echo " _ _ __ _ _ ____ __ __ _ __ ...
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How to make speech-dispatcher work with variables?

I tried some bash variables with spd-say command just like the date variable spd-say $date or spd-say "$date" but didn't work with me. So how to make it accept variables?
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How does one reduce the speech rate in the Read Text Extension in Libreoffice?

I installed read text extension for libreoffice. I want to slow down the speech rate. I opened up ->tools->add ons->read selection and discovered the following popup menu #read with an ...
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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 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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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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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 ...