Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Make UBUNTU to speak to you

Ubuntu includes a built-in speech synthesizer called espeak. It’s there to work in partnership with the Orca screen reader, which provides support for those who are partially-sighted, but it can also be called from the command-line, as follows:
open terminal: Application ---> Accessories ---> Terminal and type

espeak "ubuntu"

As you’ll be able to tell it’s not the most sophisticated speech synthesizer in the world (it has a feel of Speak & Spell about it), but it can be fun to play around with. By simply typing espeak, and then hitting Enter , whatever you type after this will be spoken. To quit, type Ctrl + d .

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