A small program that uses flite (text-to-speech library) to read to the user
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A small program that uses flite to read to the user.

Contains chapter 1 of The Origin of the Species as a sample.

What is this?

This is a WIP program to take a text file and read it outloud using FLite while also displaying the text to the screen.

How do I use it?

If you have pages of a book or other thing that is in an image format (ie, maybe you scanned in some pages to read), you can use

Tesseract, an Open Source OCR tool to convert those images into text.

Then, you can use this or another TTS tool (Flite, Festival, ...) to read it aloud.

To Do

Eventually I'd like to hook this up with another library for graphics, and maybe make it more "pretty" as it displays the text it reads to you.


Zlib License

Copyright (c) 2013 Rachel J. Morris

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.

  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.