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wb5hqh
August 22nd, 2010, 07:30 PM
I couldn't get KTTSmgr to work on the new versions and so I finally decided to try getting a windows program on WINE. I installed WINE did the update then dist-upgrade.
I downloaded Speakonia into the Downloads folder.
I then downloaded Microsoft Text-to-Speech Engines.
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Opened a terminal.
cd Downloads
wine speakoniasetup-1.0.exe
wine msttsl.exe
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When the install programs start, just take the defaults.

I then found the Speakonia program on the application bar, left click and put it on the desktop. I use the Mary voice myself. Not perfect, but very good.

lkjoel
August 22nd, 2010, 08:26 PM
To make KTTSMGR work, simply type this in a Terminal Window:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install festival festival-freebsoft-utils kttsd

AlphaLexman
August 22nd, 2010, 08:27 PM
Have you tried 'espeak' it is in the repo's, but IMO it sounds kind of like the movie 'War Games' computer voice.

jmszr
August 22nd, 2010, 08:49 PM
@AlphaLexman,

If you install the packages "Gespeaker" and "Gespeaker-mbrola-en", you get a GUI for espeak along with a lot of various voices. The en is for English speakers, of course - there are 18 or so languages.

lkjoel
August 22nd, 2010, 09:25 PM
Have you tried 'espeak' it is in the repo's, but IMO it sounds kind of like the movie 'War Games' computer voice.

sudo apt-get install cowsay
(cowsay -f daemon "Hello! How are you?"); espeak -v en "Hello! How are you?" > /dev/null 2>&1

:lolflag:

MorleyPotter
September 21st, 2010, 01:56 PM
sudo apt-get install cowsay
(cowsay -f daemon "Hello! How are you?"); espeak -v en "Hello! How are you?" > /dev/null 2>&1
:lolflag:

Just out of interest what does the "> /dev/null 2>&1" actually do?

lkjoel
September 21st, 2010, 03:43 PM
Just out of interest what does the "> /dev/null 2>&1" actually do?
It redirects the output and the error to nothing.