Converting text to mp3

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Jan 26 22:35:54 UTC 2022

I use Linux speakup with a Dectalk express speech synthesizer. And I believe speakup also handles the 
slot card version of dectalk though you'll need a desktop PC that supports it, so the software is there.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2022 at 05:22:35PM -0500, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Kyle,
> i do not consider my hardware decktalk provided via my reading edge to be an
> example of text to speech.
> By definition, and there are many, the term, which refers to taking
> information in text format  and  rendering it aloud does not, speaking
> personally,  equal pronunciation ease.
> In fact one theory about this has to do with preserving the audiobook
> market.
> granted, as  was pointed out in a thread some time ago, I am not likely to
> learn about Linux screen readers, no driver exists for my hardware speech,
> and software synthesizer sources  currently do a number on my brain.
> Karen
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > That being said, the audiophile in me cannot resist pointing out that
> > pronunciation abilities of tts are of far less quality than those
> > provided by many actual screen readers, at least the ones I have
> > used...which???? does not include any for Linux.
> > 
> > 
> > That being said, the technofile in me cannot resist pointing out the
> > fact that every screen reader for every OS uses nothing but TTS
> > technology to read the screen. Well, I guess BeMyEyes doesn't, but it's
> > not exactly a screen reader, unless you need the volunteer to read a
> > screen for you.
> > 
> > ~ Kyle
> > 
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