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pyttsx is a library for cross-platform speech synthesis (a.k.a. text-to-speech) in Python. I saw it via this article on Dr. Dobbs Journal:
Voice Throwing with Python and Android.
I have an interest in speech synthesis and have tried out some tools for it in the past.
So I downloaded and installed pyttsx, and then tried it out a bit. Had to tweak the speech rate a bit, since the default "voice" was talking a bit too fast. Also, although going by its API, pyttsx seems to support more than one voice (if your underlying text-to-speech API supports that), the program only played the words in one voice (that of a woman), even though I ran it in a loop for all the voices. It could be that my OS doesn't support more than one voice, or maybe I need to use some other pyttsx option.
Here is the test program using pyttsx, test_pyttsx.py:
import pyttsx engine = pyttsx.init() engine.setProperty('rate', 70) voices = engine.getProperty('voices') for voice in voices: print "Using voice:", repr(voice) engine.setProperty('voice', voice.id) engine.say("Hi there, how's you ?") engine.say("A B C D E F G H I J K L M") engine.say("N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z") engine.say("0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9") engine.say("Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday") engine.say("Violet Indigo Blue Green Yellow Orange Red") engine.say("Apple Banana Cherry Date Guava") engine.runAndWait()
You can run it with the command:
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