Pico Text-to-Speech


The 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.

Configuration

To enable text-to-speech with Pico, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
tts:
  - platform: picotts

Configuration Variables

language

(string)(Optional)The language to use. Supported languages are en-US, en-GB, de-DE, es-ES, fr-FR and it-IT.

Default value: en-US

Full configuration example

The configuration sample below shows how an entry can look like:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
tts:
  - platform: picotts
    language: 'fr-FR'