Chris Norman cnorman at
Tue Feb 27 04:15:51 EST 2007

ESpeak ( seems to be the synth of choice
for most people (myself included), on ubuntu, festival is the default,
which works out of the box once speech-dispatcher and speechd-up are


On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 20:31 -0800, Zachary Kline wrote:
> Howdy,
> Just figured I'd pop in here and say hello.  I'm a new Linux user--as in, just installed the thing fully today--and I use Speakup, naturally.  Gentoo happens to be my distro of choice at the moment, and unfortunately or fortunately I have a modern PC--read: cannot use serial ports and such.
> As a consequence of all that, I've got myself Flite,
> speechd-up, etc.  They all seem to work very well together--except for an Alsa bug with my laptop's speakers not seeming to recognize the headphones being plugged in--but aside from that things're going very well indeed.
> I was wondering if anybody could perhaps recommend a synth that would sound a little better than the current Flite.  It does speak in a monotone, and pitch is nonexistent.  Also, some tips on how to set this up would be appreciated.
> Thanks much,
> Zack.
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