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a text to speech tool


mimic [options] text-file [outfile.wav]

mimic -t "Hello there" [wavefile]


Mimic is a command line tool for synthesizing speech from text. If outfile.wav is omitted mimic will output the utterance using the computer sound card.

Mimic is based on flite (http://www.cmuflite.org) and strives to extend functionality and add more languages while keeping the application fast and light.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.


-t "Text"

Create speech from Text.

-f textfile

Set input file.

-o wavefile

Set output file.


List included voices

-voice voice

Set mimic to speak with voice, this can either be one of the included voices or a .flitevox-file.


Verbose mode, print extended output.


Loop output endlessly.


List usage.


Read input/file in ssml mode.


Print words to stdout before they are spoken.


Print phoneme segments to stdout before they are spoken.


Print segments and their end-time to stdout before they are spoken.

-pr RelName

Get information for RelName from the utterance and print it to stdout.

-p "Phonemes"

Create speech from the phoneme string Phonemes.

-seti Feature=Int

Set voice feature to integer value.

-setf Feature=Float

Set voice feature to float value.

-sets Feature=String

Set voice feature to string value.

-s, ā€‰-set Feature=Int

Set voice feature and try to guess the type from the input.


2016-08-07 Mimic Text To Speech