How to get Pidgin to speak instant messages in Ubuntu and LinuxMint
In this tutorial we will show you how to get Pidgin to speak instant messages in Ubuntu using Festival. For Pidgin, i think every linux user heard before about this popular instant messenger. For Festival, if you diden`t heard about before, it is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system that offers a full text to speech system
with various APIs, as well as an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques. It is designed to support multiple languages, and comes with support for English (British and American pronunciation), Welsh, and Spanish. Voice packages exist for several other languages, such as Castilian Spanish, Czech, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Marathi, Polish, Russian and Telugu.
Now before to start, if you don`t have Pidgin installed, doesn`t mater since Pidgin and Festival are dependencies of the plug-in, so will be installed automatically during the plug-in installation.
1- Install festival plugin for Pidgin
Open terminal and enter the following command, you can also install Festival from Ubuntu software center:
sudo apt-get install pidgin-festival
After installation is done, restart pidgin.
2- Activate and configure Festival plugin
Start Pidgin then go to Tools–>>plugins and activate festival
After, click configure plugin and setup
3- Install more Languages speakers
To install more languages speakers, open terminal and enter the following command:
sudo apt-cache search festvox
For me worked perfectely without any issue. If you got any troubleshouting we can help you to resolve it. Just share your problem by commenting this post or by using in our Forum.
Like us on Facebook
This week Top Posts
- Top Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.10 'Saucy Salamander' : Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander will be released on coming October 17th with many new salient featur...0 comments |
- Setup DNS Server On openSUSE 13.1 : What is DNS Server? As you might know, DNS, Domain Name System, is a system that resolves Domain ...0 comments |
- How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 13.04 Raring To Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander : Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy will be released on October 17th. Hope it will come with lot of improvements and ...0 comments |
- Install lamp with 1 command in Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04 Raring Ringtail & LinuxMint13 : Updated: 10/09/2012 :LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) is an open source Web development platform ...0 comments |
- Configure Your Browser To Use Tor On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint : Tor, The Onion Router, is a network of Virtual Tunnels that allows users to communicate securely and...1 comment |
- Twelve Vulnerabilities Have Been Fixed In Ubuntu 12.04, Time To Update : Canonical has released security updates for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and advices to update your system as so...1 comment |
- Setup DNS Server On openSUSE 13.1
- TeamViewer 9 Final Has Been Released!
- Twelve Vulnerabilities Have Been Fixed In Ubuntu 12.04, Time To Update
- OpenLDAP Installation and Configuration in Ubuntu 12.10/13.04/13.10 And Debian 6/7
- Configure Your Browser To Use Tor On Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint
- Setup A Full Featured ITIL Management System Using Integria IMS On CentOS 6
- Install LibreOffice 4.1.3 in Elementary OS ‘Luna’
- How To Install Simple Scan in Crunchbang ‘Waldorf’
- Selene Media Encoder: Convert Audio, Video Files To Most Popular Formats
- Linux Kernel 3.12.2 Is Available For Download! Install / Upgrade Instructions
This work by unixmen.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Copyright © 2008-2013 Unixmen.com .