Installing Speech

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Orca supports a variety of speech synthesis systems: gnome-speech, Speech Dispatcher, and emacspeak speech servers.

See the following for now:

http://live.gnome.org/Orca/SpeechSynthesisEngines

http://live.gnome.org/Orca/GnomeSpeech

http://live.gnome.org/Orca/SpeechDispatcher

Quick note on Speech on Ubuntu Gutsy

eSpeak does not work well as shipped on Ubuntu Gutsy as of this writing on 14-Aug-2007. Here's some quick notes for Linux-savvy people to try to get eSpeak working:

  1. Download/build/install PortAudio v19 stable (061121)

    1. gunzip/untar it and cd to the portaudio directory
    2. ./configure --prefix=/usr; make; sudo make install; sudo ldconfig
  2. Download/build/install eSpeak 1.28

    1. unzip it and cd to the espeak-1.28-source directory
    2. cd src; cp /usr/include/portaudio.h .
    3. make; sudo make install
  3. Download/build/install gnome-speech 0.4.16

    1. gunzip/untar it and cd to the gnome-speech-0.4.16 directory
    2. ./configure --prefix=/usr; make; sudo make install

Worked for me (Will).


Projects/Orca/Speech (last edited 2013-11-22 19:22:26 by WilliamJonMcCann)