festival_client

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

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



DESCRIPTION
       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.


OPTIONS
       -q      Load no default setup files

       --libdir <string>
               Set library directory pathname

       -b      Run in batch mode (no interaction)

       --batch Run in batch mode (no interaction)

       --tts   Synthesize text in files as speech no files means read from
               stdin (implies no interaction by default)

       -i      Run in interactive mode (default)

       --interactive
               Run in interactive mode (default)

       --pipe  Run in pipe mode, reading commands from stdin, but no prompt or
               return values are printed (default if stdin not a tty)

       --language <string>
               Run in named language, default is english, spanish and welsh
               are available

       --server
               Run in server mode waiting for clients of server_port (1314)

       --script
               <ifile> Used in #! scripts, runs in batch mode on file and
               passes all other args to Scheme

       --heap <int> {500000}
               Set size of Lisp heap, should not normally need to be changed
               from its default

       -v      Display version number and exit

       --version
               Display version number and exit

BUGS
       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.


AUTHOR
       Alan W Black and Paul Taylor
       (C) Centre for Speech Technology Research
       University of Edinburgh
       80 South Bridge
       Edinburgh EH1 1HN
       http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival.html



                                 1st Aug 1997                      FESTIVAL(1)