Bill and Max,
Thanks! I will test both espeak-gui and WriteType.
Actually I want to use this in conjunction with TuxPaint for writing song lyrics. Originally I looked at FreeMind for organizing ideas, but that is pretty worthless for a dyslexic kid. Then it occurred to me that all of the stamps, tools, magic, etc. in TuxPaint would be a good place to start. Draw the song first. Then I want to put the words in a program that reads it back.
We'll see how it goes.
On Wed, 25 May 2011 12:07:02 -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 01:50:56PM -0500, marilyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxwrote:Hi! In the past I have used KSayit for students to type a composition and listen to it read back to them. In my current OS I can't get it to work - or kttsmgr either. Any hints? MarilynHi Marilyn - I'm guessing you've gone from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4.x or GNOME. Looking at Ubuntu's Software Center on my Kubuntu 10.10 system, I searched for "tts" and found "eSpeak Speech Synthesizer" (package: "espeak-gui") It provides a window where you can type (or paste) text, and hit "Play" to have it read aloud. I played with it for all of 5 seconds. I certainly would prefer kttsmgr's more tightly-integrated approach (e.g., ask the browser, word processor, etc. to read text directly), but it might be suitable for your needs. Good luck!