Lars Sommer, [email protected], 2008-02-03
I needed a text to speech system for my home optimization and automation project. Requirements was as follows: - Native in FreeBSD ports - As good as "out of the box working" - Easy to script and use from command line Installation: You install these ports, in the mentioned order: - audio/mbrolavox - audio/festvox-us1-mbrola - audio/festival - audio/festlex-poslex You can install multiple different voices, with the mbrolavox port. I just needed a plain american female voice. If festival is configured with the NAS Network Audio System, the nasd server must be running, to make festival speak. Usage: echo hey|festival --tts But later, I found the port audio/espeak much smaller and easier to handle.