KTTS - KDE Text-to-Speech System 0.3.0
KTTS - KDE Text-to-Speech is a subsystem within the KDE desktop for conversion of text to audible speech.
KTTS is currently under development and aims to become the standard subsystem for all KDE applications to provide speech output.
Here are some key features of "KTTS KDE Text to Speech System":
· Speak any text from the KDE clipboard.
· Speak any plain text file.
· Speak all or any portion of a text file from Kate.
· Speak all or any portion of an HTML page from Konqueror.
· Use as the speech backend for KMouth and KSayIt.
· Speak KDE notifications (KNotify).
· Long text is parsed into sentences. User may backup by sentence or paragraph, replay, pause, and stop playing.
· Audio output via aRts or GStreamer (version 0.8.7 or later)
· Priority system for screen reader outputs, warnings and messages, while still playing regular texts.
· Plugin-based architecture for support of a wide variety of speech synthesis engines and drivers.
· Permit generation of speech from the command line (or via shell scripts) using the KDE DCOP utilities.
· Provide a lightweight and easily usable interface for applications to generate speech output.
· Applications need not be concerned about contention over the speech device.
· FUTURE: Provide support for speech markup languages, such as VoiceXML, Sable, Java Speech Markup Language (JSML), and Speech Markup Meta-language (SMML).
· FUTURE: Provide limited support for embedded speech markers.
· Asynchronous to prevent system blocking.
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