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5.3 Building And Testing The Speech Server

5.3.1 Speech Servers

Speech servers are located in the emacspeak/servers directory.

5.3.1.1 Testing The Selected Server.

Once you have picked the TTS engine to use, run the selected server script at a shell prompt, e.g. for the espeak engine, execute:

./servers/espeak

This will result in a TCL prompt. Here, you can test the TTS engine by typing

q "this is a test."
d

You should hear the TTS engine speak the text.

Type s to stop speech. You should see a TCL prompt when you execute it.

Quit this TCL session by typing C-d (an end-of-file character).