Updated 2018-02-01 17:13:44 by SEH

George Peter Staplin Apr 4, 2006 - This is a frontend to the speech synthesis tool Rsynth. I wrote this GUI years ago. I called it say_this.tcl.

Here it is running in NetBSD with the Whim window manager:

I use audio/rsynth from pkgsrc with the nasd (network audio system daemon). The defaults are kind of odd for the GUI, so you might want to try the settings in the screenshot. Have fun!
 package require Tk

 proc say {sentence r_var d_var f_var F_var ff_var bf_var} {
 #This invokes say from the rsynth package.

         #puts $ff_var
         if {[string length $ff_var] == 2} {
                 set k_var ".$ff_var"
         } elseif {[string length $ff_var] == 3} {
                 set k_var [string range $ff_var 0 0].[string range $ff_var 1 end]
         } elseif {[string length $ff_var] == 1} {
                 set k_var ".0$ff_var"
         } else {
                 set k_var 1.0

         #puts $k_var

         set go 1
         set rpid ""

         #This could use #open | so that it doesn't block the process.
         catch {exec say -K $k_var -r $r_var -d $d_var -f $f_var -F $F_var -x $bf_var $sentence}

 proc main {} {
         pack [frame .f -relief groove -bd 4] -fill both
         pack [frame .f.t] -fill x
         pack [entry .f.t.e -textvariable sentence -width 30] -fill x

         pack [button .f.say -text Say \
                 -command {say $sentence $r_var $d_var $f_var $F_var $ff_var $bf_var}] -fill x

         bind . <Return> {.f.say invoke}

         pack [frame .f.b -relief groove -bd 4] -fill both

         pack [scale .f.b.r -from 2000 -to 8000 -variable r_var -orient horizontal \
                 -label "Sound Rate:" -tickinterval 1500] -fill x
         .f.b.r set 5812

         pack [label .f.b.dl -text "Dictionary:"]

         foreach dict {a b} {
                 pack [radiobutton .f.b.d$dict -variable d_var -value $dict \
                         -text $dict]

         .f.b.db select

         pack [scale .f.b.bf -from 0 -to 6000 -variable bf_var -orient horizontal \
                 -label "Base Frequency:"] -fill x

         .f.b.bf set 2365

         pack [scale .f.b.fr -from 0 -to 100 -variable f_var -orient horizontal \
                 -label "mSec per Frame:" -tickinterval 20] -fill x
         .f.b.fr set 12

         pack [scale .f.b.f -from 0 -to 400 -variable F_var -orient horizontal \
                 -label "Flutter Rate:" -tickinterval 100] -fill x
         .f.b.f set 0

         #Filter Fraction
         pack [scale .f.b.ff -from 0 -to 200 -variable ff_var -orient horizontal \
                 -label "Parameter Filter Fraction:" -tickinterval 40] -fill x
         .f.b.ff set 79

Category Speech Synthesis