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NAME

speech-dispatcher – server process managing speech requests in Speech
Dispatcher

SYNOPSIS

speech-dispatcher [-{d|s}] [-l {1|2|3|4|5}] [-c com_method] [-S
socket_path] [-p port] | [-v] | [-h]

DESCRIPTION

speech-dispatcher is a server process that is responsible for trans‐
forming requests for text-to-speech output into actual speech hearable
in the speakers. It arbitrates concurrent speech requests based on mes‐
sage priorities, and abstracts different speech synthesizers. Client
programs, like screen readers or navigation software, send speech
requests to speech-dispatcher using TCP protocol (with the help of
client libraries). speech-dispatcher is usually started automatically
by client libraries (i.e. autospawn), so you only need to run it manu‐
ally if testing/debugging, or when in other explicit need for a special
setup.

OPTIONS

-d, –run-daemon
Run as a daemon

-s, –run-single
Run as single application

-a, –spawn
Start only if autospawn is not disabled

-l, –log-level
Set log level (1..5)

-c, –communication-method
Communication method to use (unix_socket or inet_socket) -S,
–socket-path Socket path to use for ‘unix_socket’ method
(filesystem path or ‘default’)

-p, –port
Specify a port number for ‘inet_socket’ method

-P, –pid-file
Set path to pid file

-C, –config-dir
Set path to configuration

-v, –version
Report version of this program

-D, –debug
Output debugging information into /tmp/.speech-dispatcher

-h, –help
Print this info

BUGS

Please report bugs to

SEE ALSO

spd-say

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

info speech-dispatcher

should give you access to the complete manual.

speech-dispatcher 0.7.1 March 2011 SPEECH-DISPATCHER(1)