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gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech), a Python library and CLI tool to interface with Google Translate text-to-speech API

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gTTS (Google Text-to-Speech), a Python library and CLI tool to interface with Google Translate's text-to-speech API. Write spoken mp3 data to a file, a file-like object (bytestring) for further audio manipulation, or stdout. Or simply pre-generate Google Translate TTS request URLs to feed to an external program.

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  • Customizable speech-specific sentence tokenizer that allows for unlimited lengths of text to be read, all while keeping proper intonation, abbreviations, decimals and more;
  • Customizable text pre-processors which can, for example, provide pronunciation corrections;


$ pip install gTTS


Command Line:

$ gtts-cli 'hello' --output hello.mp3


>>> from gtts import gTTS
>>> tts = gTTS('hello')

See for documentation and examples.


This project is not affiliated with Google or Google Cloud. Breaking upstream changes can occur without notice. This project is leveraging the undocumented Google Translate speech functionality and is different from Google Cloud Text-to-Speech.



The MIT License (MIT) Copyright © 2014-2021 Pierre Nicolas Durette & Contributors

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