Software Speech

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Mon Aug 11 12:52:33 EDT 2008


There is a package containing two scripts, speakwith and talkwith, that
permits you to change among supported synthesizers on the fly. They are
identical except that when you type

speakwith soft

you switch to the speech-dispatcher driver, and when you type

talkwith soft

you switch to the espeakup driver. This last script will do what you
want. To switch back again, type

talkwith synthname

giving it the correct synthname you wish to switch to.

The package should be in the contrib section of the git material if you
used git-clone, or you can download it from my web page, address below.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 12:02:57PM -0400, Robert Spangler wrote:
> OK I see it there after issuing this command but espeakup still says  
> unable to connect to softsynth device.  I do have espeak installed.  Are  
> there no more configuration steps to do?  This seems a little too  
> minimal.  It seems as though /dev/softsynth is not being referred to as  
> a device.
> Gregory Nowak wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> You don't need to create it. Udev creates it for you when you switch
>> to the soft synth. If you don't have udev for some reason, then you'd
>> create it by hand with:
>> mknod /dev/softsynth c 10 26
>> Hth.
>> Greg
>> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 10:13:50PM -0400, Robert Spangler wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I wish to use espeakup.  What is the command to create the softsynth  
>>> device?
>>> Robby
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