Festival - text to speech - help
It sounds pretty good and says any text or text file I give it. I want to use it for a user interface, giving feedback to buttons pressed and status reports etc. on a Pi without display.
If anyone has more experience with Festival text to speech could you give some tips to these problems I have:
1) After saying a word or sentence, Festival needs a pause of approximately 5 seconds before accepting more text, otherwise I get an 'audio device not available' error. Is there a way to shorten this delay or to terminate the Festival/audio process?
2) Is it possible to use a different voice e.g. female
3) Can the speed of speech be changed - slower or faster?