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espeak - A multi-lingual software speech synthesizer.


espeak [options] [<words>]


espeak is a software speech synthesizer for English, and some other languages.


-h Show summary of options.

Prints the espeak library version and the location of the espeak voice data.

-f <text file>
Text file to speak

Read text input from stdin instead of a file

If neither -f nor --stdin, <words> are spoken, or if none then text is spoken from stdin,
each line separately.

-q Quiet, don't produce any speech (may be useful with -x)

-a <integer>
Amplitude, 0 to 200, default is 100

-g <integer>
Word gap. Pause between words, units of 10mS at the default speed

-k <integer>
Indicate capital letters with: 1=sound, 2=the word "capitals", higher values = a
pitch increase (try -k20).

-l <integer>
Line length. If not zero (which is the default), consider lines less than this
length as and-of-clause

-p <integer>
Pitch adjustment, 0 to 99, default is 50

-s <integer>
Speed in words per minute, default is 160

-v <voice name>
Use voice file of this name from espeak-data/voices

-w <wave file name>
Write output to this WAV file, rather than speaking it directly

-b Input text encoding, 1=UTF8, 2=8 bit, 4=16 bit

-m Indicates that the text contains SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language) tags or
other XML tags. Those SSML tags which are supported are interpreted. Other tags,
including HTML, are ignored, except that some HTML tags such as <hr> <h2> and <li>
ensure a break in the speech.

-x Write phoneme mnemonics to stdout

-X Write phonemes mnemonics and translation trace to stdout. If rules files have been
built with --compile=debug, line numbers will also be displayed.

-z No final sentence pause at the end of the text

Write speech output to stdout

Compile the pronunciation rules and dictionary in the current directory. =<voice
name> is optional and specifies which language

Compile the pronunciation rules and dictionary in the current directory as above,
but include line numbers, that get shown when -X is used.

--ipa Write phonemes to stdout using International Phonetic Alphabet. --ipa=1 Use ties,
--ipa=2 Use ZWJ, --ipa=3 Separate with _

Specifies the directory containing the espeak-data directory

--pho Write mbrola phoneme data (.pho) to stdout or to the file in --phonout

Write output from -x -X commands and mbrola phoneme data to this file

Speak the names of punctuation characters during speaking. If =<characters> is
omitted, all punctuation is spoken.

--voices[=<language code>]
Lists the available voices. If =<language code> is present then only those voices
which are suitable for that language are listed.

lists the voices in the specified subdirectory.

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