Shawn Kirkpatrick

Go blindly where everyone sighted has gone before.



speakupbridge is a program which makes it possible for speakup to use external serial, parallel, or usb synthesizers. It does this by reading speakup's softsynth device and passing the text to the synthesizer. You will need this program if the synthesizer you want to use isn't supported by speakup or the support is broken.


speakupbridge has the following features:

  • The ability to communicate with any device that can accept a string of text using a /dev interface.
  • The ability to define the commands used by the synthesizer in a user-editable configuration file.
  • Multiple synthesizer definitions in a single configuration file.
  • Change the pronunciation of words using a dictionary file.
  • Save and reload speakup settings for each defined synthesizer.

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Download speakupbridge 0.2

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