speech systhesis voices with orca/espeak
Linux for blind general discussion
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Tue Jan 23 12:44:32 UTC 2018
I just install Voxin and it sounds great with Orca. You may want to give
it a try.
They also provide installer to make things easier.
email : edhoari.s at gmail.com
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On 01/18/2018 12:53 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> You can try Festival or Flite, as they both have some fairly good
> voices. But Festival needs to be started in server mode in order for
> it to work with Orca, and I'm not entirely sure that speech-dispatcher
> knows how to find the better quality Flite voices. The best way to
> start Festival in server mode would be to write a systemd service that
> starts, monitors and stops it. It should be placed in
> /etc/systemd/system and should be executable. Run the following
> commands to make the right file.
> sudo touch /etc/systemd/system/festival.service
> sudo chmod 664 /etc/systemd/system/festival.service
> sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/festival.service
> and then paste the following content into the file.
> Description=Festival speech synthesis server
> Now run
> sudo systemctl daemon-reload
> sudo systemctl enable --now festival
> Now you need voices. Look at something like
> apt-cache search festival
> There should be a fairly sizeable number of voices. I believe the
> Arctic HTS voices are probably the best. Install any voices you can find
> sudo apt-get install <voicename>
> where voicename is the name to the left of your search results. The
> documentation I'm reading says you will need to reboot after
> installing voices, but you should only need to restart the Festival
> sudo systemctl restart festival
> and then toggle Orca off and on by pressing alt+super+s twice.
> I found the documentation for this at
> but it's designed for Red Hat systems. I have adapted the instructions
> so that they should work on the latest Debian Stretch or
> Testing/Unstable systems. I don't have a Debian system to test the
> modified instructions, so your mileage may vary.
> Flite will be easier to get working, but last time I looked at it, I
> could only see the horrible default voice. Try
> sudo apt-get install flite
> You may need to uncomment its module in either
> /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd-conf or
> ~/.config/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf, or maybe just run
> from a terminal and follow the prompts, which should allow you to
> select either Festival or Flite. Toggle Orca and then select the
> synthesizer and voice you want from the voice tab in your Orca
> preferences. If all goes well, you should be able to hear a different
> voice from the default Espeak.
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