Monday, 20 March 2017

Linux Clipboard Text To Speech

Install festival and esound-clients.

To do so, follow this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TextToSpeech

Install xsel:

sudo apt-get install xsel

Create new file in your home folder, call it "clipboardtospeech.sh" or something.

nano ~/apps/clipboardtospeech.sh

edit it and paste the following line:

xsel --clipboard | festival --tts

Make the script executable

cmod +x ~/apps/clipboardtospeech.sh

Make the file executable make a hotkey that launches the shell script:

~/apps/clipboardtospeech.sh 

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