Talk:RPi Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis)

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I think adding instructions to update is redundant, we should not put them on all pages about installing software --Eix (talk) 21:19, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: Installing supporting software

I am told that alsa-utils is already up to date. However, looking at /etc/modules, the only non-comment line is


while this page says I should add (underscore instead of dash)


Should I have both? Audio works so far, at least from terminal... - Suchenwi (talk) 16:56, 30 September 2013 (UTC)


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Fix for Google Text to Speech010:23, 1 July 2016

Fix for Google Text to Speech

Festival and Espeak work, but the shell script for Google Text to Speech thinks for a minute and then comes back with the prompt. This was fixed with the solution offered at

   Add the qualifier '&client=tw-ob' to the end of your query.
   This answer no longer works consistently. Your ip address will be blocked by google temporarily if you abuse this too much.

Others point out that it does not matter what value is assigned to client, claiming client=whateva would work. This was not my experience. tw-ob worked, whateva did not.

09:54, 1 July 2016