KDE Kubuntu. TTS Engine

Hello KDE Discuss, I’m a first time subscriber, but that’s only because i’ve been able to figure out what I’ve needed to do myself until now. I find KDE extremely intuitive.

Anyway i was wondering if anyone could recommend a fairly good Text to speech engine. I’ve tried espeak but i can’t get any audio output.

A simple copy and paste app would do me just fine.

I’d genuinely appreciate any help you guys can offer.

Regards.

TheYikes

Hey and welcome!

Have you tried KMouth?

I tried installing it through snap but it’s crashing out.
here’s the error message:

/home/yikes# kmouth
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/run/user/0’: Permission denied
Authorization required, but no authorization protocol specified
qt.qpa.xcb: could not connect to display :0
qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin “xcb” in “” even though it was found.
This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Available platform plugins are: eglfs, linuxfb, minimal, minimalegl, offscreen, vnc, wayland-egl, wayland, wayland-xcomposite-egl, wayland-xcomposite-glx, xcb.

Aborted (core dumped)

I guess you could try native package for your distro. Maybe that would work. I have no experience with snaps, but it looks like package is broken.

EDIT: Ah yeah, one more thing. I see you try to run kmouth as root, try to run it as simple user.