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       festival_client - client access to festiva; text-to-speech server mode


       festival_client [options] [file0] [file1] ...


       Allows  sending commands and/or test to a festival test-to-speech server.  Festival may be
       started in server mode using the option --server

       festival-client allows waveforms to be generated faster as not time is required for  start
       up.  See the festival manual for more details on recommended use.


       --server <string>
               hostname (or IP number) of server

       --port <int> {1314}
               port number of server process (1314)

       --output <string>
               file to save output waveform to

       --otype <string> {riff}
               output type for waveform

       --passwd <string>
               server passwd in plain text (optional)

       --prolog <string>
               filename  containing  commands  to  be sent to the server before standard commands
               (useful when using --ttw)

       --async Asynchronous mode, server may send back multiple waveforms per text file

       --ttw   Text to waveform: take  text  from  first  arg  or  stdin  get  server  to  return
               waveform(s) stored in output or operated on by aucommand.

               Output lisp replies from server.

       --tts_mode <string>
               TTS mode for file (default is fundamental).

       --aucommand <string>
               command  to  be applied to each waveform retruned from server. Use $FILE in string
               to refer to waveform file


       This still isn't as general as it should be.  It seems to require lots of  special  little
       options which suggests the general options aren't right.


       Alan W Black and Paul Taylor
       (C) Centre for Speech Technology Research
       University of Edinburgh
       80 South Bridge
       Edinburgh EH1 1HN

                                           1st Aug 1997                               FESTIVAL(1)