Pronouncing words with WyabdcRealPeopleTTS

Alexander Rodin edited this page Nov 29, 2018 · 3 revisions

WyabdcRealPeopleTTS is an audio collection of english words.

Installation

If WyabdcRealPeopleTTS is installed on your computer, skip this section.

  • Download a tarball with WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.
  • Extract and install it using this command
sudo tar xjvf WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share

on Ubuntu or

su -c 'tar xjvf WyabdcRealPeopleTTS.tar.bz2 -C /usr/share'

on other distributions.

Script for pronouncing words

Install sox program and create script "~/.pronounce-word.sh" with following code:

#!/bin/bash
 
TTS_PATH=/usr/share/WyabdcRealPeopleTTS
WORD=`echo $* | tr A-Z a-z`
for WORD2 in $WORD
    do play ${TTS_PATH}/${WORD2:0:1}/${WORD2}.wav
done

QStarDict configuration

Set QStarDict for pronouncing words using this command

bash /your/home/directory/.pronounce-word.sh %s

Example is displayed on a screenshot:

QStarDict config

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