software speech and speakup

John Heim jheim at
Tue Nov 13 15:08:28 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Dalton" <daniel.dalton47 at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: software speech and speakup

> On 13/11/2007 3:42 AM, John Heim wrote:
>> Start here:
> I type:
> "festival"
> "SayText "Hello world""

I don't know anything about festival. I have never used  it. An alternate 
package named espeak is way more popular. All I know is that espeak is way, 
way more responsive than flite. But I can't recommend espeak over festival 
because I've never used festival.

You do have to get your kernel problem fixed first though.

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