Female Voice using eSpeak

Distributed Systems with Node.js, O'Reilly 2020, has been published!

This was pretty difficult to figure out; The eSpeak documentation isn't all that good.

espeak -ven-us+f4 -s170 "6 new wireless networks found"

Use the -v option to specifiy a voice. After that you can provide the type of language, such as en or en-us. After that, add a plus, then either m or f, and a 15. The s option lets you set the speed. Unfortunately, most of the voices sound pretty bad…

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Thomas has contributed to dozens of enterprise Node.js services and has worked for a company dedicated to securing Node.js. He has spoken at several conferences on Node.js and JavaScript, is an O'Reilly published author, and is an organizer of NodeSchool SF.