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Gets the english pronunciation of a phrase

Terminal - Gets the english pronunciation of a phrase
say() { local IFS=+;mplayer "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=$*"; }
2011-09-08 13:02:46
User: RanyAlbeg
1
Gets the english pronunciation of a phrase

Usage: say hello world how are you today

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
wget -q -U Mozilla -O output.mp3 "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?ie=UTF-8&tl=en&q=hello+world
2011-03-08 14:05:36
User: sairon
Functions: wget
35

EDIT: command updated to support accented characters!

Works in any of 58 google supported languages (some sound like crap, english is the best IMO).

You get a mp3 file containing your query in spoken language. There is a limit of 100 characters for the "q" parameter, so be careful. The "tl" parameter contains target language.

say() { mplayer "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=$1"; }
2011-09-08 03:34:24
User: daa
15

Usage examples:

say hello

say "hello world"

say hello+world

say(){ mplayer -user-agent Mozilla "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en&q=$(echo $* | sed 's#\ #\+#g')" > /dev/null 2>&1 ; }
t2s() { wget -q -U Mozilla -O $(tr ' ' _ <<< "$1"| cut -b 1-15).mp3 "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?ie=UTF-8&tl=en&q=$(tr ' ' + <<< "$1")"; }
2013-10-16 23:29:59
User: snipertyler
Functions: cut tr wget
13

Usage: t2s 'How are you?'

Nice because it automatically names the mp3 file up to 15 characters

Modified (uses bash manip instead of tr)

t2s() { wget -q -U Mozilla -O $(cut -b 1-15

p=$(echo "hello world, how r u?"|sed 's/ /+/g');wget -U Mozilla -q -O - "$@" translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en\&q=$p|mpg123 -
2011-09-19 23:06:15
User: jhansen
Functions: echo mpg123 sed wget
4

same but redirecting to player and putting whaever text line.. works on my ubuntu machine ...

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