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FESTIVAL(1)		    General Commands Manual		   FESTIVAL(1)

       festival	- a text-to-speech system.

       festival	[options] [file0] [file1] ...

       Festival	is a general purpose text-to-speech system.  As	well as	simply
       rendering text as speech	it can be used in an interactive command  mode
       for testing and developing various aspects of speech synthesis technol-

       Festival	has two	major modes, command and tts  (text-to-speech).	  When
       in  command  mode  input	(from file or interactively) is	interpreted by
       the command interpreter.	 When in tts mode input	is rendered as speech.
       When  in	 command mode filenames	that start with	a left paranthesis are
       treated as literal commands and evaluated.

       -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)

	       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,  russian,
	       welsh and others	are available

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

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

       --heap _int_ {10000000}
	       Set size	of Lisp	heap, should not normally need to  be  changed
	       from its	default

       -v      Display version number and exit

	       Display version number and exit

       More than you can imagine.

       A  manual  with	much detail (though not	complete) is available in dis-
       tributed	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			   FESTIVAL(1)


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