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spd-say

send text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher

spd-say [options] "some text"

spd-say sends text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher process which handles it and ideally outputs the result to the audio system.

-r, --rate

Set the rate of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)

-p, --pitch

Set the pitch of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)

-i, --volume

Set the volume (intensity) of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)

-o, --output-module

Set the output module

-l, --language

Set the language (iso code)

-t, --voice-type

Set the preferred voice type (male1, male2, male3, female1, female2, female3, child_male, child_female)

-m, --punctuation-mode

Set the punctuation mode (none, some, all)

-s, --spelling

Spell the message

-x, --ssml

Set SSML mode on (default: off)

-e, --pipe-mode

Pipe from stdin to stdout plus Speech Dispatcher

-P, --priority

Set priority of the message (important, message, text, notification, progress; default: text)

-N, --application-name

Set the application name used to establish the connection to specified string value (default: spd-say)

-n, --connection-name

Set the connection name used to establish the connection to specified string value (default: main)

-w, --wait

Wait till the message is spoken or discarded

-S, --stop

Stop speaking the message being spoken in Speech Dispatcher

-C, --cancel

Cancel all messages in Speech Dispatcher

-v, --version

Print version and copyright info

-h, --help

Print this info

SPEECHD_ADDRESS

specifies TCP endpoint where speech-dispatcher is listening and to which spd-say should connect. Has form of <method>:<address>, where <method> is one of unix_socket and inet_socket. The <address> is either path to Unix domain socket if method is unix_socket, of IP address if method is inet_socket.

speech-dispatcher(1)

The full documentation for spd-say is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and spd-say programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info spd-say

should give you access to the complete manual.

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