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Pi text-to-speech (TTS)

speechd is a wrapper around tts systems festival is the thing that speaks

sudo apt-get install speech-dispatcher festival -y

See which voices are available:

spd-say --list-synthesis-voices

Say something:

spd-say "I am a computer"

Say something in a scottish accent:

spd-say --synthesis-voice en-scottish "I am scottish"

Chromium should use speechd when the --enable-speech-dispatcher flag is used. But it doesn't :-(

If it did work then you should be able to get the list of voices via JS:


And speaking like:

speechSynthesis.speak(new SpeechSynthesisUtterance('Am I webscale?'))
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