Then we call the token utterance module which converts the tokens to a stream of words. Command note the two sets of brackets.
University of edinburgh s festival speech synthesis systems is a free software multi lingual speech synthesis workbench that runs on multiple platforms offering black box text to speech as well as an open architecture for research in speech synthesis.
Festival text to speech tutorial. The utterance type of these is token. Start festival by typing festival on the command line. It could also be festival festival h or something like that it depends on how does the package install and i can t say exactly because i ve never used it.
We can now examine the contents of the myutt variable. Myutt saytext welcome to festival. File mode instead of typing long lines of text at the command line you can run festival against a text line.
Normally we would call other modules ultimately generating a waveform but in this case we need no further processing. When in tts mode input is rendered as speech. It designed as a component of large speech technology systems.
Festival is multi lingual currently english british and american and spanish though english is the most advanced. When in command mode filenames that start with a left paranthesis are treated as literal commands and evaluated. A variable can be set to capture this return value which will allow us to examine the utterance after processing.
1 include festival h at the beginning of your program because you have it installed. Saytext your text here here s a screenshot example. The default language may be set at start up time or changed easily during a session.
Still i assume the first variant would work by default. Festival saytext good morning welcome to festival utterance 1d8fd0 festival of course as history and command line editing are supported c p or up arrow will allow you to edit the above to whatever you wish. Festival is a general multi lingual speech synthesizer a text to speech program.
Festival has two major modes command and tts text to speech. It will read documents saved on your system or read highlighted text you. As a whole it offers full text to speech through a number apis.
2 link all the libraries you need those three which you ll definitely need are listed. This is done using the set. Festival offers a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules.
Then to make it say things run the following command. The normal text to speech process first tokenizes the text splitting it in to sentences. This site is the main us mirror.
Then we call the pos module to predict part of speech tags for each word. This welsh synthesizer is was ported from a previous cstr welsh synthesizer dwi n gallu llefaru pob llinell heb atal oherwydd does dim tafod gyda fi. From shell level though a scheme command interpreter as a c library from java and an emacs interface.
Saytext simply takes a string of text synthesizes it and sends it to the audio device. Festival is a multilingual synthesizer. When in command mode input from file or interactively is interpreted by the command interpreter.