dhvani is a text to speech system designed for Indian Languages. The aim of this project is to ensure that literacy and knowledge of English are not essential for using a Computer. We hope that it will reduce the digital divide and will be helpful for the visually challenges users as screenreader in their mother tongue .
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dhvani-tts

dhvani is a text to speech system designed for Indian Languages. The aim of this project is to ensure that literacy and knowledge of English are not essential for using a Computer. We hope that it will reduce the digital divide and will be helpful for the visually challenges users as screenreader in their mother tongue .

Check the site : http://dhvani.sourceforge.net/

Compiling

Prerequisites

For compiling, you need the following dev libraries.

  • GSM Sound compression library - Install libgsm1, libgsm1-dev packages using your package manager
  • ALSA development libraries - For sound playback- Install libasound-dev package using your package manager
  • Ogg vorbis dev libraries - For oggvoribis encoding of the generated speech- Install libvorbis-dev package using your package manager. Required only for compiling with --with-vorbis
  • Soundtouch dev libraries - For applying pitch and tempo. Install libsoundtouch-dev using your packagemanager. Required only for compiling with --with-soundtouch

The default steps for building is

./autogen.sh 
make
sudo make install

Usage

Pass the file name with the content to read

dhvani textfile

There are many other options, for them see http://dhvani.sourceforge.net/doc/usage.html