Python pyttsx3 – Convert text to speech

In this post we will be creating a Python script that will convert text to speech using the pyttsx3 library. The pyttsx3 library allows us to convert text into speech using different speech engines. The library provides an easy-to-use interface for synthesizing speech in a variety of voices and languages. Using pyttsx3 we can create applications that can read text aloud, making it a useful tool for accessibility, language learning, and other purposes.

See the snippet of Python code below where we use the pyttsx3 library to convert text to speech. We start by initializing a new instance of the pyttsx3 engine which will be used to used to synthesize speech. We then instruct the text-to-speech engine to speak the text “Hello world”. The ‘say()’ method is used to convert our “Hello world” text in to an audio output. Using the ‘runAndWait()’ method we instruct the text-to-speech engine to start speaking the text. This method waits for the speech to finish before continuing

import pyttsx3

engine = pyttsx3.init()

engine.say("Hello world")

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