running speakup and software synth

Cody Hurst churst35 at
Sat Aug 11 10:35:31 EDT 2007


  I have espeak and festival installed on my ubuntu box and installed both 
speakup and speechd-up and when switching to a virtual console and typing 
speakup I get no speech. please explain more.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kenny Hitt" <kenny at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: running speakup and software synth

> Hi.
> The short answer is no.  Speakup modified installers use hardware synths. 
> If you want
> to use speakup with software speech, just install speech-dispatcher 
> speechd-up and your synth of choice.
>          Kenny
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 02:29:18AM -0700, Cody Hurst wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   So I hear speakup will work with a software synth like festival. Is 
>> there a way I can grab a debian installer and type in a command at the 
>> boot prompt and have speakup come up running festival or some software 
>> synth? If so, what should I type and what site should I go to to get the 
>> debian install disk
>> Cody
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