Ever wanted to get your computer to talk. This might be real important in an emergency if you can not talk. It is so easy to do this.

Update: Added a section to read a text file.

Note: There is a gui for Festival, but I have not found a use for it.


Step 1: Install Needed Software

You will need the speech synthesis and the gui prompt software. (This is for Debian based distros)

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install festival zenity

Note: you need to have a working sound card and speakers of some kind obviously.

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