picotts text-to-speech platform uses offline pico Text-to-Speech engine to read a text with natural sounding voices.
This requires to install the pico tts library on the system, typically on debian just do
sudo apt-get install libttspico-utils
On some Raspbian release, this package is missing but you can just copy the arm deb package from debian.
To enable text-to-speech with Pico, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry tts: - platform: picotts
The configuration sample below shows how an entry can look like:
# Example configuration.yaml entry tts: - platform: picotts language: 'fr-FR'