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eGuideDog::Festival - Wrapper of common functions of Festival TTS.
use eGuideDog::Festival; $speaker = eGuideDog::Festival::new(); $speaker->block_speak("hello world");
This package provides simple way to use Festival speech synthesis system without knowing Scheme language.
$host and $port are the Festival server host address and port number. A new server will be launched automaticly if these arguments are not specified. But you should make sure that Festival is installed on the system.
Speak text. This can be interrupted.
Speak text and wait until it finished.
Play wav file.
Synthesize a wav file from text.
Stop speaking or playing. This will not affect block_speak method.
Wait until all speech finished.
Return 1 for playing while 0 for not playing. I just check whether /dev/dsp is being used. So it doesn't work in all cases.
Return an array of voice list.
Change the current voice. the value of $voice should exist in the returned array of voice list.
Return the current value of duration stretch if $value is omited. $value between 0 to 1 makes speech slower. $value larger than 1 makes speech faster. Of course, 1 is the normal speed.
Return the current value of voice pitch if $value is omited. Otherwise, set it.
Return the current value of voice range if $value if omited. Otherwise, set it.
use eGuideDog::Festival; $| = 1; # You cannot print message in time without this. $festival = eGuideDog::Festival::new(); $festival->block_speak('You must wait until I finished this sentence.'); $festival->speak('Thank you for your patience. You can intterupt me now.'); sleep(1); $festival->stop() if ($festival->is_playing()); # you can change some voice style, but I suggest saving there value first $festival->duration_stretch(1.5); $pitch = $festival->pitch(); $festival->pitch(200); $range = $festival->range(); $festival->range(200); $festival->speak('hello world'); # this is the original voice style $festival->duration_stretch(1); $festival->pitch($pitch); $festival->range($range); $festival->speak('hello world'); $festival->close(); # without this call, festival will die immediately without finishing the words.
<hgn823-eguidedog002 at yahoo.com.cn>, http://e-guidedog.sourceforge.net
This module may only work on Linux/Unix operating system.
In some documents, the symbol "'" is interpreted as Chinese symbol not the single quote. So copy and paste code may not always work. It seems a bug of some auto-generating tools. I am still wondering why.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-eguidedog-festival at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=eGuideDog-Festival. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
RT: CPAN's request tracker
This program is developped basing on Richard Caley's Speech::Festival.
Copyright 2007 Cameron Wong, all rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.