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Sometimes you want your computer to speak text over its sound system. Maybe this is for accessibility reasons or just for fun. Different applications are available to do that:


Example: festival

You need the software festival. In the following example your computer will say "You are a cool Linux guru":

duffman:~/speech_tools # festival
Festival Speech Synthesis System 1.95:beta July 2004
Copyright (C) University of Edinburgh, 1996-2004. All rights reserved.
For details type `(festival_warranty)'
festival> (SayText "You are a cool Linux guru")