Utilities that enhance Festival with some useful features
A collection of utilities that enhance Festival with some useful features. They provide all that is needed for interaction with Speech Dispatcher. Key festival-freebsoft-utils features are: • Generalized concept of input events. festival-freebsoft-utils allows not only plain text synthesis, but also combining it with sounds. Additionally, mechanism of logical events mapped to other events is provided. • Substitution of events for given words. • High-level voice selection mechanism and setting of basic prosodic parameters. • Spelling mode. • Capital letter signalization. • Punctuation modes, for explicit reading or not reading punctuation characters. • Incremental synthesis of texts and events. • Speech Dispatcher support. • Rudimentary SSML support. • Enhance the Festival extension language with functions commonly used in Lisp. • Support for wrapping already defined Festival functions by your own code. • Everything is written in the extension language, no patching of the Festival C++ sources is needed.
You can contact the maintainers of this package via email at
festival-freebsoft-utils dash maintainers at fedoraproject dot org.