Ubuntu, Adobe and Firefox Text to Speech

20/11/2010 at 12:33 pm 2 reacties

The pieces of software described in this article were tested on Ubuntu versions 9.10 and 10.04

Ever wanted to surprise your friends, or maybe a visually impaired person with a fine Ubuntu installation with Text to Speech feature? Ever tested your installation with Festival TTS and not satisfied with the results? Ever seen that, by default, Adobe Reader on Ubuntu Text to Speech reading options are greyed out? Read the attached article, and follow the instructions as given: at the end, you will have a fully working Text to Speech solution for Adobe Reader and Firefox on Ubuntu, with a fine English voice! Click the following link : tts for adobe and firefox on ubuntu. Want to see and / or hear a small PDF sample? Check out this Youtube video.


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  • 1. cherry316316  |  10/07/2011 om 10:22 am

    ok, so the pdf file was helpful.
    i am bit lost for copying the unzip files

    should i copy all the unzip files to /usr/share/festival/voices/english
    or should i go inside the unzip folder and than copy the respective files to /usr/share/festival/voices/english

    if u can write a command to make it more specific, that will be nice.


    • 2. Jan van de Voort  |  10/07/2011 om 11:14 am

      Hello cherry316316, basically, whether you unzip from the temp folder or from within the us1_mbrola directory does not matter – as long as the resulting location of the unzipped files is exactly as described, i.e.: under the us1_mbrola directory.

      quick copy / paste from the article đŸ˜‰

      directory festvox:
      us1_mbrola.scm usdurtreeZ.scm
      directory TEST:
      alice.pho mbrola.pho mbroli.ini push.pho xmas.pho
      directory us1:
      festvox license.txt TEST us1 us1mrpa us1.txt
      directory us1/festvox:
      us1_mbrola.scm usdurtreeZ.scm
      directory us1/TEST:
      alice.pho mbrola.pho mbroli.ini push.pho xmas.pho


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