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controlling festival from my python code

Discussion in 'Shell Script' started by faby, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. faby

    faby New Member

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Hello everyone,

    I am presently working on speech synthesis/speech to text on Ubuntu 10.04. So far I've been using festival but I discovered espeak which is also cool by reading other people's previous questions and answers. My main goal is to develop a communication system whereby festival or espeak can speak to the end user and also can be paused/temporarily stopped if given a command from the user. I know that while using the interactive section of festival, one can pause using ctrl+z but I want another means to pause festival from my python code. I'll give a brief example:

    --from my code festival is given a file to read:- less example.txt | festival --tts
    (so it starts reading the file)

    --then from my code, I want to give a command that will pause festival...

    --thereafter, from my code, I want to continue running festival from where it stopped reading.

    Please anyone who has a clue to this will make my day.

    Thanks in advance!

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