KTTS -- KDE Text-to-Speech -- is a subsystem within the KDE desktop for conversion of text to audible speech. KTTS is currently under development and aims to become the standard subsystem for all KDE applications to provide speech output.
_ Speak any text from the KDE clipboard.
_ Speak any plain text file.
_ Speak all or any portion of a text file from Kate.
_ Speak all or any portion of an HTML page from Konqueror.
_ Use as the speech backend for KMouth, KSayIt. There are also plugins available elsewhere for Kopete and Amarok.
_ Speak KDE notifications (KNotify).
_ Long text is parsed into sentences. User may backup by sentence or paragraph, replay, pause, and stop playing.
_ Audio output via aRts or GStreamer (version 0.8.7 or later)
For more information and downloads, including Debian and SuSE binary packages, see the KTTS website at
12 years ago
Version 0.3.0 includes support for Russian and Italian Festival voices, new filtering capability permits you to substitute for mispoken works, translate XML, or automatically choose talker. This version is also translated for 27 languages.