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SPD-SAY(1) User Commands SPD-SAY(1)

NAME

spd-say – send text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher

SYNOPSIS

spd-say [options] “some text”

DESCRIPTION

spd-say sends text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher
process which handles it and ideally outputs the result to the audio
system.

OPTIONS

-r, –rate
Set the rate of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)

-p, –pitch
Set the pitch of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)

-i, –volume
Set the volume (intensity) of the speech (between -100 and +100,
default: 0)

-o, –output-module
Set the output module

-l, –language
Set the language (iso code)

-t, –voice-type
Set the preferred voice type (male1, male2, male3, female1,
female2, female3, child_male, child_female)

-m, –punctuation-mode
Set the punctuation mode (none, some, all)

-s, –spelling
Spell the message

-x, –ssml
Set SSML mode on (default: off)

-e, –pipe-mode
Pipe from stdin to stdout plus Speech Dispatcher

-P, –priority
Set priority of the message (important, message, text, notifica‐
tion, progress; default: text)

-N, –application-name
Set the application name used to establish the connection to
specified string value (default: spd-say)

-n, –connection-name
Set the connection name used to establish the connection to
specified string value (default: main)

-w, –wait
Wait till the message is spoken or discarded

-S, –stop
Stop speaking the message being spoken in Speech Dispatcher

-C, –cancel
Cancel all messages in Speech Dispatcher

-v, –version
Print version and copyright info

-h, –help
Print this info

ENVIRONMENT
SPEECHD_ADDRESS
specifies TCP endpoint where speech-dispatcher is listening and
to which spd-say should connect. Has form of :

,
where is one of unix_socket and inet_socket. The

is either path to Unix domain socket if method is
unix_socket, of IP address if method is inet_socket.

SEE ALSO

speech-dispatcher

The full documentation for spd-say is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the info and spd-say programs are properly installed at your site,
the command

info spd-say

should give you access to the complete manual.

spd-say 0.7.1 March 2011 SPD-SAY(1)