Festcat - Catalan Speech Synthesis


Using FestCat

There are several front-ends to be used with Festival, as gnopernicus, or emacs-speak... Here we only mention the direct use of Festival.

Direct usage using Festival

Festival expects ISO-8859-15 encoding. Be sure that you use this encoding in your terminal or files. If your system uses UTF-8 (as do many distributions today) you need to convert the file before reading. Some front-ends, as gnopernicus, do the conversions for you.

You can use the "save as" options in gedit; or use programs to convert the format, as iconv:

    $ iconv -f utf8 -t ISO-8859-15//TRANSLIT myfile_utf8.text > myfile_latin1.text