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Speech handler with ikazuchi

Project description

ikazuchi.plugins.speech is plugin for ikazuchi to provide Text to Speech feature.

ikazuchi is intended to work with other tools since it’s a CUI tool.

See the project documentation for more detail.


  • Provide Text to Speech feature for given text or translated text


by easy_install

Make environment:

$ easy_install ikazuchi.plugins.speech

by buildout

Make environment:

$ hg clone
$ cd ikazuchi.plugins.speech
$ python -d
$ bin/buildout


Speak given text with ikazuchi command:

$ ikazuchi speech -s "hello world"
use command: /usr/bin/afplay
sentence:                hello world

Speak translated text with ikazuchi command:

$ ikazuchi speech -s "hello world" -p
use command: /usr/bin/afplay
sentence:                hello world
translate(Google):       [translated text]

Show which plugins are available:

$ ikazuchi -h
usage: ikazuchi [-h] {rstfile,speech,normal} ...

positional arguments:
                        available plugins. 'normal' means ikazuchi's standard
                        feature so it can be abbreviated

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

Show speech plugin help:

$ ikazuchi speech -h
usage: ikazuchi speech [-h] [-a API] [-e ENCODING] [-f LANG] [-q] [-t LANG]
                       [-c COMMAND] [-p] [-r READING TARGET FILE]
                       [-s SENTENCE [SENTENCE ...]] [--version]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -a API, --api API     APIs are ['google', 'microsoft']
  -e ENCODING, --encoding ENCODING
                        input/output encoding
  -f LANG, --from LANG  original language
  -q, --quiet           not to show original sentence to stdout
  -t LANG, --to LANG    target language to translate
  -c COMMAND, --command COMMAND
                        use any command to speak(play audio file)
  -p, --post            speak post-translated target sentences
                        read aloud target file
  -s SENTENCE [SENTENCE ...], --sentences SENTENCE [SENTENCE ...]
                        target sentences
  --version             show program's version number and exit


  • Python 2.6 or later

  • ikazuchi 0.5.2 or later

  • pyglet 1.1.4 or later

  • setuptools or distriubte


Apache License 2.0


0.1.2 (2011-06-15)

  • fix a critical bug related to encoding with “-s” option

0.1.1 (2011-06-11)

  • fix a minor bug related to the default API name

0.1.0 (2011-06-06)

  • first release


  • Need test on various platform

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