Festival - A text to Speech synthesis for Linux

Posted by VISITOR on Jan 24, 2006 1:27 PM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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Text to speech synthesis softwares are far and in between in Linux even though there are excellent options for windows. But here is a review of a good software which helps in filling this gap in Linux. Festival is a text-to-speech synthesiser developed by the Centre for Speech Technology Research at the University of Edinburgh. It is shipped with most Linux distributions and has been released under an X11-type licence allowing unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use alike.

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