Updated: Mar 15
What does this program do?
This program takes a piece of text and says it out loud, so someone can hear it.
Steps to Convert Text to Speech
Some people think that it is very difficult and time consuming to create a text to speech program. However, truth be told, text to speech is simple and a straight forward process.
On a high level, below are the list of steps to convert Text to Speech:
i. import modules
ii. Store text in a variable
iii. Use the package gtts to create sounds
iv. Save the sounds in a file
v. Play the file
Step #1: Install Packages
These instructions are meant for python 3.8, if you have an older version you can upgrade or try to follow along, but the code won’t be exactly the same.
Before you start writing python codes, let’s install some packages.
Go to the terminal and type “pip install” with the package name. An example is, “pip install gtts” and press “enter” key.
Similarly, install all the packages listed in the table below, in different lines in the terminal: