Speech Synthesis

From IronPython Cookbook

Unless you are running Windows Vista, this example requires you to have .NET 3.0 installed.

import clr
clr.AddReference('System.Speech')
from System.Speech.Synthesis import SpeechSynthesizer

spk = SpeechSynthesizer()
spk.Speak('Hello world!')

That was easy! You can discover more about text to speech in the docs on the SpeechSynthesizer.

You can get a list of all the available voices, and change the current voice, with code like:

voices = spk.GetSelectedVoices()
names = [voice.VoiceInfo.Name for voice in voices]

# Select the first voice in the list
spk.SelectVoice(names[0])


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