By : Dalpat Singh 29 Nov, 2018
Install eSpeak in Ubuntu, an Open-Source Text-To-Speech Engine.
eSpeak is a compact, open source, and cross-platform text-to-speech(TTS) engine.
eSpeak was recommended by Microsoft in 2016 and was used by Google Translate for 27 languages in 2010.
Fact: This amazing TTS engine is written in C programming Language.
Prerequisite for Installation
rootaccess to ubuntu
Difficulty Level: Easy
Installing eSpeak in Ubuntu
Open terminal by pressing
ctrl+alt+T on your keyboard or by searching terminal in the menu.
Now use the package manager to install espeak by typing
Command to Install eSpeak
sudo apt-get install espeak
Enter your password when ask and hit Enter.
Give confirmation to install eSpeak, By typing
y and hit Enter.
Now, wait for the installation to finish.
Once the installation is Completed, you can start using eSpeak.
How to convert text to speech
Now to convert any Text to Speech, type the following command in terminal
How to use eSpeak
We will make espeak to speak "You are awesome"
To do that, type the following in the terminal
Command to speak YouAreAwesome
This will speak, "You are awesome".
Note: As you may have noticed, that the first letter of each word is in Capital letter and there is no space among All the words. This way eSpeak will speak properly. When space is found eSpeak won't speak the words after space.
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