Gespeaker (english version)
Gespeaker is a project realized with Python and PyGTK libraries which allows the system to speak and read a written text or loaded from an external file.
This is a nice interface for espeak system that will be automatically installed if not present.
Its use is fairly simple, just to enter the text to listen or load it from an external file using the Open button and press the Play button to listen.
It’s possible to change various parameters such as pitch, volume, speed reading and gap between a word and the next. Also speaking language and male or female voice can be chosen.
It’s designed for multilingual environments, so that if you run on a system with Italian language the user interface will be shown in Italian, on a system with english language the user interface will be in english. The system is opened to various localizations, it’s just needed the corresponding language file.
Since version 0.5 the system will be able to record the audio track in WAV format, as well it’s possibile save the user preferences.
Important news: since version 0.6 is allowed the use of the mbrola voices for more realistic speech experience. Please look at the new version 0.6 page (italian only sorry).
Please help me with suggestions to enhance Gespeaker or to translate it in other languages. 🙂