In this tutorial, we show you how to do text-to-speech under Linux with the Festival application.

First, you need to install it on your system.
On my Fedora 12 I used this:

Try this command to see if it will allow you to use festival:

Now you can use the festival to synthesize it into speech.
Try this example:

Another beautiful software is text2wave.
You can save text like a sound file.

Both commands have more options, you can see this by using the man command.

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