speak-ng - lingual software speech synthesizer.
speak-ng [options] [<words>]
SPEAK-NG(1) User Commands SPEAK-NG(1) NAME speak-ng - A multi-lingual software speech synthesizer. SYNOPSIS speak-ng [options] [<words>] DESCRIPTION speak-ng is a software speech synthesizer for English, and some other languages. OPTIONS -h, --help Show summary of options. --version Prints the espeak library version and the location of the espeak voice data. -f <text file> Text file to speak. --stdin Read text input from stdin instead of a file. If neither -f nor --stdin are provided, <words> are spoken, or if no words are provided then text is spoken from stdin a line at a time. -q Quiet, don't produce any speech (may be useful with -x). -a <integer> Amplitude, 0 to 200, default is 100. -g <integer> Word gap. Pause between words, units of 10ms at the default speed. -k <integer> Indicate capital letters with: 1=sound, 2=the word "capitals", higher values = a pitch increase (try -k20). -l <integer> Line length. If not zero (which is the default), consider lines less than this length as end-of-clause. -p <integer> Pitch adjustment, 0 to 99, default is 50. -s <integer> Speed in words per minute, default is 175. -v <voice name> Use voice file of this name from espeak-ng-data/voices. A vari- ant can be specified using voice+variant, such as af+m3. -w <wave file name> Write output to this WAV file, rather than speaking it directly. --split=<minutes> Used with -w to split the audio output into <minutes> recorded chunks. -b Input text encoding, 1=UTF8, 2=8 bit, 4=16 bit. -m Indicates that the text contains SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language) tags or other XML tags. Those SSML tags which are sup- ported are interpreted. Other tags, including HTML, are ignored, except that some HTML tags such as <hr> <h2> and <li> ensure a break in the speech. -x Write phoneme mnemonics to stdout. -X Write phonemes mnemonics and translation trace to stdout. If rules files have been built with --compile=debug, line numbers will also be displayed. -z No final sentence pause at the end of the text. --stdout Write speech output to stdout. --compile=voicename Compile the pronunciation rules and dictionary in the current directory. =<voicename< is optional and specifies which language is compiled. --compile-debug=voicename Compile the pronunciation rules and dictionary in the current directory as above, but include line numbers, that get shown when -X is used. --ipa Write phonemes to stdout using International Phonetic Alphabet. --ipa=1 Use ties, --ipa=2 Use ZWJ, --ipa=3 Separate with _. --tie=<character> The character to use to join multi-letter phonemes in -x and --ipa output. --path=<path> Specifies the directory containing the espeak-ng-data directory. --pho Write mbrola phoneme data (.pho) to stdout or to the file in --phonout. --phonout=<filename> Write output from -x -X commands and mbrola phoneme data to this file. --punct="<characters>" Speak the names of punctuation characters during speaking. If =<characters> is omitted, all punctuation is spoken. --sep=<character> The character to separate phonemes from the -x and --ipa output. --voices[=<language code>] Lists the available voices. If =<language code> is present then only those voices which are suitable for that language are listed. --voices=<directory> Lists the voices in the specified subdirectory. EXAMPLES speak-ng "This is a test" Speak the sentence "This is a test" using the default English voice. speak-ng -f hello.txt Speak the contents of hello.txt using the default English voice. cat hello.txt | speak-ng Speak the contents of hello.txt using the default English voice. speak-ng -x hello Speak the word "hello" using the default English voice, and print the phonemes that were spoken. speak-ng -ven-us "[[h@'loU]]" Speak the phonemes "h@'loU" using the American English voice. speak-ng --voices List all voices supported by eSpeak. speak-ng --voices=en List all voices that speak English (en). speak-ng --voices=mb List all voices using the MBROLA voice synthesizer. AUTHOR eSpeak NG is maintained by Reece H. Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org. It is based on eSpeak by Jonathan Duddington email@example.com. This manual page is based on the eSpeak page written by Luke Yelavich firstname.lastname@example.org for the Ubuntu project. ATTRIBUTES See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes: +---------------+--------------------------+ |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +---------------+--------------------------+ |Availability | library/speech/espeak-ng | +---------------+--------------------------+ |Stability | Volatile | +---------------+--------------------------+ NOTES Source code for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can be found at https://www.oracle.com/downloads/opensource/solaris-source- code-downloads.html. This software was built from source available at https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland. The original community source was downloaded from https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng. Further information about this software can be found on the open source community website at https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng. Solaris 11.4 January 2022 SPEAK-NG(1)