festival_client - Man Page

client access to festiva; text-to-speech server mode


festival_client [options] [file0] [file1] ...


Allows sending commands and/or test to a festival test-to-speech server.  Festival may be started in server mode using the option --server

festival-clinet allows waveforms ot be generated faster as not time is required for start up.  See the festival manual for more details on recommended use.


--server <string>

hostname (or IP number) of server

--port <int> {1314}

port number of server process (1314)

--output <string>

file to save output waveform to

--otype <string> {riff}

output type for waveform

--passwd <string>

server passwd in plain text (optional)

--prolog <string>

filename containing commands to be sent  to the server before standard commands  (useful when using --ttw)


Asynchronous mode, server may send back  multiple waveforms per text file


Text to waveform: take text from first  arg or stdin get server to return  waveform(s) stored in output or operated  on by aucommand.


Output lisp replies from server.

--tts_mode <string>

TTS mode for file (default is fundamental).

--aucommand <string>

command to be applied to each  waveform retruned from server. Use $FILE  in string to refer to waveform file


This still isn't as general as it should be.  It seems to require lots of special little options which suggests the general options aren't right.


Alan W Black and Paul Taylor
(C) Centre for Speech Technology Research
University of Edinburgh
80 South Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1HN


1st Aug 1997