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       festival_client - client access to festiva; text-to-speech server mode


       festival_client [options] [file0] [file1] ...


       Allows  sending  commands  and/or  test  to  a  festival test-to-speech
       server.  Festival may be  started  in  server  mode  using  the  option

       festival-client  allows waveforms to be generated faster as not time is
       required for start up.  See the festival manual  for  more  details  on
       recommended use.


       --server <string>
               hostname (or IP number) of server

       --port <int> {1314}
               port number of server process (1314)

       --output <string>
               file to save output waveform to

       --otype <string> {riff}
               output type for waveform

       --passwd <string>
               server passwd in plain text (optional)

       --prolog <string>
               filename  containing  commands  to be sent to the server before
               standard commands (useful when using --ttw)

       --async Asynchronous mode, server may send back multiple waveforms  per
               text file

       --ttw   Text  to waveform: take text from first arg or stdin get server
               to return waveform(s)  stored  in  output  or  operated  on  by

               Output lisp replies from server.

       --tts_mode <string>
               TTS mode for file (default is fundamental).

       --aucommand <string>
               command  to  be  applied to each waveform retruned from server.
               Use $FILE in string to refer to waveform file


       This still isn't as general as it should be.  It seems to require  lots
       of  special  little  options  which suggests the general options aren't


       Alan W Black and Paul Taylor
       (C) Centre for Speech Technology Research
       University of Edinburgh
       80 South Bridge
       Edinburgh EH1 1HN

                                 1st Aug 1997                      FESTIVAL(1)