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TEXT2WAVE(1) General Commands Manual TEXT2WAVE(1)

text2wave - convert text to .wav files

text2wave [options] < text > sound.wav

This script is part of the festival text-to-speech system. It is a wrapper for festival's Scheme code for easy usage in TTS scripts.

Explicit tts mode.
File to save waveform to.
The default is stdout.
Output waveform type: alaw, ulaw, snd, aiff, riff, nist etc.
The default is riff.
Output frequency.
Volume factor.
File or lisp s-expression to be evaluated before synthesis.

More than you can imagine.

A manual with much detail (though not complete) is available in distributed as part of the system and is also accessible at

Although we cannot guarantee the time required to fix bugs, we would appreciated it if they were reported to

Alan W Black, Richard Caley and Paul Taylor
(C) Centre for Speech Technology Research, 1996-1998
University of Edinburgh
80 South Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1HN

6th Apr 1998