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       flite - A small simple speech synthesizer


       flite [OPTION]... TEXTFILE [WAVEFILE]


       This manual page documents briefly the flite command.  This manual page
       was written for the Debian distribution because  the  original  program
       does  not  have  a  manual  page.   Instead,  it  has  documentation in

       Converts text in TEXTFILE to a waveform in WAVEFILE.  If text  contains
       a space, it is treated as a literal textstring and spoken, and not as a
       file name.  if WAVEFILE is unspecified or "play" the result  is  played
       on  the  current  systems  audio  device.   If  WAVEFILE  is "none" the
       waveform is discarded (good for benchmarking)


              Output flite version number.

       -?, --help
              Output usage information.

       -o WAVEFILE
              Explicitly set output filename.

       -f TEXTFILE
              Explicitly set input filename.

       -t TEXT
              Explicitly set input text string.

       -p PHONES
              Explicitly set input text string and synthesize as phones.

       -s, --set FEATURE=VALUE
              Set feature (guesses type).

       --seti FEATURE=VALUE
              Set int feature.

       --setf FEATURE=VALUE
              Set float feature.

       --sets FEATURE=VALUE
              Set string feature.

       -b     Benchmark mode.

       -l     Loop endlessly.

       -v     Verbose output.


       flite_time(1), t2p(1), festival(1)


       This manual page was written by Mario Lang <>, for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                               February 25, 2003