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Synthesizing Voice From the Command Line

Sep 24, 2009, 13:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Frazier)

"As far as simple commands, Festival comes with two: saytime and text2wave. Saytime does what you would expect, it speaks the time (as well as outputting the spoken text to stdout). Note though, the time that is output tends to be less than specific:

$ saytime
The time is now, just after half past 10, in the morning.

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