Founder & Programmer at HackersFriend March 27, 2020, 4:47 p.m. ⋅ 619 views

Python - Text to Speech by using pyttsx3

pyttsx3 is python library for text-to-speech. It works offline and is very easy to use. It s compatible with both Python 2 and 3.  In this article I'll show you how to use for text-to-speech.

On windows, It uses follwing TTS engines as per OS:

  • sapi5 – SAPI5 on Windows
  • nsss – NSSpeechSynthesizer on Mac OS X
  • espeak – eSpeak on every other platform

On windows, there are 2 voices, one is male and another is female. You can switch between them.

Let's install all required libraries first:

pip install pypiwin32


pip install -U pyttsx3==2.71


Now, here is how to write your first text-to-speech program:

import pyttsx3 

# get an engine instance
engine = pyttsx3.init() 

# Pass what we want it to say
engine.say('Hello buddy. Welcome to HackersFriend')

# run and wait method, it processes it

After runnig this, you system should speak "Hello buddy. Welcome to HackersFriend".


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