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Re: [seul-edu] looking for program that can read stories

does emacspeak do this, http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/

I will look into the site, but thought I would send in the meantime 

hope this helps


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed@reedmedia.net>
To: <seul-edu@seul.org>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 9:10 PM
Subject: [seul-edu] looking for program that can read stories

> Has anyone heard of a program that can display a story (or other text) in
> an X window and then optionally follow along by highlighting the current
> word and actually reading it out loud?
> I have been using festival (for speech synthesis) to read text.
> I think it would be fun or useful to have a Perl/Tk script (or other)
> where a child (of any age) can follow along with reading a story.
> It would be timed to slowly scroll through the text (for some adjustable
> reading speed).
> The speech could be turned on and off.
> If off, a word (or phrase) could be selected to speak just it.
> What do you think?
> Does this already exist?
>    Jeremy C. Reed
>    http://www.isp-faq.com/