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festival - a text-to-speech system.

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NAME

festival - a text-to-speech system.

SYNOPSIS

festival [options] [file0] [file1] ...
 
 

DESCRIPTION

Festival is a general purpose text-to-speech system. As well as simply rendering text as speech it can be used in an interactive command mode for testing and developing various aspects of speech synthesis technology.
 
Festival has two major modes, command and tts (text-to-speech). When in command mode input (from file or interactively) is interpreted by the command interpreter. When in tts mode input is rendered as speech. When in command mode filenames that start with a left parenthesis are treated as literal commands and evaluated.
 

OPTIONS

-q
Load no default setup files
--datadir <string>
Set data directory pathname
--libdir <string>
Set library directory pathname
-b
Run in batch mode (no interaction)
--batch
Run in batch mode (no interaction)
--tts
Synthesize text in files as speech no files means read from stdin (implies no interaction by default)
-i
Run in interactive mode (default)
--interactive
Run in interactive mode (default)
--pipe
Run in pipe mode, reading commands from stdin, but no prompt or return values are printed (default if stdin not a tty)
--language <string>
Run in named language, default is english, spanish, russian, welsh and others are available
--server
Run in server mode waiting for clients of server_port (1314)
--script
<ifile> Used in #! scripts, runs in batch mode on file and passes all other args to Scheme
--heap <int> {10000000}
Set size of Lisp heap, should not normally need to be changed from its default
-v
Display version number and exit
--version
Display version number and exit

BUGS

More than you can imagine.
 
A manual with much detail (though not complete) is available in distributed as part of the system and is also accessible at
 
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/manual/
 
Although we cannot guarantee the time required to fix bugs, we would appreciated it if they were reported to
 
festival-bug@cstr.ed.ac.uk
 

AUTHOR

Alan W Black, Richard Caley and Paul Taylor
 
(C) Centre for Speech Technology Research, 1996-1998
 
University of Edinburgh
 
80 South Bridge
 
Edinburgh EH1 1HN
 
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival.html
6th Apr 1998 Debian Sid