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Text-to-Speech Software for Linux

Mar 12, 2010, 22:02 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jun Auza)

"Text-to-Speech Software for Linux: If you've been using Mac OS X or Windows Vista before, you may be a bit disappointed to learn that there's no speech synthesizer or text-to-speech (TTS) application that is installed by default on your Linux distribution. For those of you who don't know what a speech synthesizer is, it's simply a computer program that converts normal language text into speech. Text-to-speechsoftware can be of great help particularly for people who are visually impaired and those who are mute.

"If you've been looking for a free speech synthesizer for Linux, the one that I can highly recommend is a program called Festival. As described from its project website: Festival offers a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules."

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