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Festival extensions and utilities

Miscellaneous Festival utilities, providing especially the following features: Generalized concept of input events, including ability to play sounds within the synthesized text and to map logical input events to other events; replacing given words in the synthesized text by events; spelling; capital letter signalization; punctuation reading modes; miscellaneous Festival Scheme functions.

Primary focus of festival-freebsoft-utils is on Festival cooperation with Speech Dispatcher, but they may be used together with other speech frontends or for other purposes as well.

Package version:0.10-3


festival-freebsoft-utils is a collection of Festival utilities that
enhance Festival with some useful features.  They provide all what is
needed for interaction with Speech Dispatcher.

Key festival-freebsoft-utils features are:

- Generalized concept of input events.  festival-freebsoft-utils
  allows not only plain text synthesis, but also combining it with
  sounds.  Additionally, mechanism of 


Security notice:

As there is no secure way to create temporary files in Festival, some
festival-freebsoft-utils functions may be locally insecure.  The only way to
prevent this is to set TMPDIR environment variable to a directory not writable
by non-trusted users before running Festival.  You can do this e.g. by the
following shell command (assuming the $HOME/tmpdir directory exists):

  export T


festival-freebsoft-utils (0.10-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
  * Updated to debhelper 7.
  * Homepage field added.
  * Standards 3.8.4.

 -- Milan Zamazal <>  Mon, 15 Mar 2010 09:56:12 +0100

festival-freebsoft-utils (0.10-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Upload to unstable.

 -- Milan Zamazal <>  Sat, 07 Mar 2009 14:28:47 +0100



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