KSayIt is a small KDE3 utilitiy for Linux that simply speaks a given textfile in a very high quality sound.
Version: 0.8.2KSayIt is a small KDE3 utilitiy for Linux that simply speaks a given textfile in a very high quality, i.e. sound and pronounciation of the spoken text should be as (human) natural as possible.
Operating System: Linux
To achieve this, KSayIt uses natively Text-To-Speech systems like MBrola, any TTS system that can be controlled via a command line or any TTS system that is supported by the upcoming KDE TTS system (i.e. Festival).
KSayIt offers three user interfaces: A simple text editor window in which you can enter or paste text that should be spoken after pressing a play button, as well as an icon in the systemtray that starts to speak by a single mouseclick the actual content of the clipboard (if it contains something that looks like text).
As a KDE application it offers also a DCOP interface for the say and shut-up action (see 'kdcop'). Finally KSayIt provides an effectstack to postprocess the sound of the voice (currently only a Freeverb effect is included)
What's New in This Release:
· KSayIt now interfaces to various TTS systems via loadable modules (plugins).
· Currently the following TTS plugins are in the package:
· Native support for MBrola/txt2pho.
· Support for any user defined command that accepts text from stdin, therefore KSayIt can now speak languages other than German.
· Support for the upcoming KDE TTS Daemon (KTTSD is part of the kdenonbeta package).
· Additional controls (Pause, Resume, Next Sentence, Previous Sentence, if supported by the plugin).
· Audio Effects are also plugins now.