NAME

spd-say - send text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher

SYNOPSIS

spd-say [options] "some text"

DESCRIPTION

spd-say sends text-to-speech output request to speech-dispatcher process which handles it and ideally outputs the result to the audio system.

OPTIONS

-r, --rate
Set the rate of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)
-p, --pitch
Set the pitch of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)
-i, --volume
Set the volume (intensity) of the speech (between -100 and +100, default: 0)
-o, --output-module
Set the output module
-l, --language
Set the language (iso code)
-t, --voice-type
Set the preferred voice type (male1, male2, male3, female1, female2, female3, child_male, child_female)
-m, --punctuation-mode
Set the punctuation mode (none, some, all)
-s, --spelling
Spell the message
-x, --ssml
Set SSML mode on (default: off)
-e, --pipe-mode
Pipe from stdin to stdout plus Speech Dispatcher
-P, --priority
Set priority of the message (important, message, text, notification, progress; default: text)
-N, --application-name
Set the application name used to establish the connection to specified string value (default: spd-say)
-n, --connection-name
Set the connection name used to establish the connection to specified string value (default: main)
-w, --wait
Wait till the message is spoken or discarded
-S, --stop
Stop speaking the message being spoken in Speech Dispatcher
-C, --cancel
Cancel all messages in Speech Dispatcher
-v, --version
Print version and copyright info
-h, --help
Print this info

ENVIRONMENT

SPEECHD_ADDRESS
specifies TCP endpoint where speech-dispatcher is listening and to which spd-say should connect. Has form of <method>:<address>, where <method> is one of unix_socket and inet_socket. The <address> is either path to Unix domain socket if method is unix_socket, of IP address if method is inet_socket.

SEE ALSO

speech-dispatcher(1)

The full documentation for spd-say is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and spd-say programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info spd-say

should give you access to the complete manual.