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Gespeaker - A GTK frontend for espeak Author: Fabio Castelli <email@example.com> Website: http://www.muflone.com/gespeaker/ Source code: https://github.com/muflone/gespeaker =============================== LICENSE ======================================= Copyright: 2009-2015 Fabio Castelli License: GPL-2+ This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. ============================ INTRODUCTION ===================================== Gespeaker is a free GTK+ frontend for espeak. It allows you to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume and speed. The text readed can also be recorded to WAV file for future listening. Since version 0.6 it supports the speech synthesizer MBROLA for a better speech experience. ============================ INSTALLATION ===================================== The following dependencies are needed to let Gespeaker work: - python2: all the whole code is written for Python 2.x - espeak: main speaking system - librsvg: needed for SVG loading - pygtk: needed for all the UI related code - python-dbus-common: needed by dbus interface - python2-xdg: needed to store configuration - alsa-utils: needed for aplay player Optionall you can install the following to enhance the speech - mbrola: for enhanced mbrola voices support - mbrola-voices (like mbrola-it3, mbrola-en1 and so on) The installation is pretty simple, just to execute from the sources directory: python2 setup.py build sudo python2 setup.py install This will install all the required files in their places. ===============================================================================