A wrapper for espeak for python2

espeak, tts, text-to-speech, engine, python2, python, python-library, tts-engines
pip install speake==0.3



Speake library provides a wrapper around Espeak to easily write efficient programs utilizing the text-to-speech functionalities of espeak tts engine in Python.



 - Linux system
 - Espeak
 - python2.x

Install commands

If pip is installed simply do;

 pip install speake

Quick start

A simple script using speake module;

>>> import speake
>>> engine = speake.Speake() # Initialize the speake engine
>>> engine.set('voice', 'en')
>>> engine.set('speed', '107')
>>> engine.set('pitch', '99')
>>> engine.say("Hello world!") #String to be spoken
>>> engine.talkback()

You can view the version of espeak installed;

 >>> version = engine.get("version")
 >>> print version

You can view voices installed in your system both generally and specifially;

 >>> voices = engine.get("voices") # General
 >>> for voice in voices:
 >>>	print voice 
 >>> voices_2 = engine.get("voices", "en") # Specific
 >>> for voice in voices_2:
 >>>	print voice

You can set properties using set method;

 >>> engine.set("voice", "en") # voice attribute can be any VoiceName value or 
 >>>			   #File value gotten from the voices dictionaries

Possible attributes that can be set are:textfile, stdin, amplitude, wordgap, capitals, line-length, pitch, speed, voice, wavfile, stdout, version, voices, text-encoding, markup, quiet, punct, split, write-pm, nopause

Properties that have been set can also be unset;

 >>> engine.unset("speed")
 >>> engine.unset("pitch")

If you make multiple calls on say before calling the talkback method all the string parameters in the say methods will be spoken one after the other since they are put in an internal queue.

 >>> engine.say("Hello World")
 >>> engine.say("Foo bar")
 >>> engine.say("Monty Python")
 >>> engine.talkback()