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Convert text to speech. More information:

  • Say a phrase aloud:

say "{{I like to ride my bike.}}"

  • Read a file aloud:

say --input-file={{filename.txt}}

  • Say a phrase with a custom voice and speech rate:

say --voice={{voice}} --rate={{words_per_minute}} "{{I'm sorry Dave, I can't let you do that.}}"

  • List the available voices (different voices speak in different languages):

say --voice="?"

  • Say something in Polish:

say --voice={{Zosia}} "{{Litwo, ojczyzno moja!}}"

  • Create an audio file of the spoken text:

say --output-file={{filename.aiff}} "{{Here's to the Crazy Ones.}}"