Text-to-Speech Software for Linux
Mar 12, 2010, 22:02 (8 Talkback[s])
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"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."