Using espeak on Alpine Linux
espeak (http://espeak.sourceforge.net/) multi-lingual speech synthesis is available in AlpineLinux 1.7.29 and above. So this just begs the question... what cool things can you do with a router that talks?
But the first thing to do is just to get the router to talk.
- the soundcard and oss modules must be loaded.
- use umix to set the volume on the sound card
- sox is required to play the voice (for some reason alpine espeak doesn't talk to /dev/dsp)
For historical reasons, the canonical reference for speech synthesis on AlpineLinux is the phrase "Liver. Yes you heard me. Liver. There's nothing I can do about it."
To get your router to say, that, send the output of espeak to stdout, and pipe the result to sox's play command:
espeak --stdout "Liver. Yes you heard me. Liver. There's nothing I can do about it." | play -t wav -