Sunday, July 9, 2017

The speech python module.

About this python module can be read here.
It's a little undocumented and I have not found tutorials about this python module but I tested with a simple example.
I'm sure he can do more than I tried with my example.
First, the install of this python module:
C:\Python27\Scripts>pip install speech
Collecting speech
  Downloading speech-0.5.2.tar.gz
Installing collected packages: speech
  Running install for speech ... done
Successfully installed speech-0.5.2
Let's see more about this python module:
>>> dir(speech)
['Listener', '_ListenerBase', '_ListenerCallback', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__'
, '_constants', '_ensure_event_thread', '_eventthread', '_handlerqueue', '_listeners', '_recognizer', 
'_startlistening', '_voice', 'gencache', 'input', 'islistening', 'listenfor', 'listenforanything', 'pythoncom',
 'say', 'stoplistening', 'thread', 'time', 'win32com']>>> help(speech)
Help on module speech:

    speech - speech recognition and voice synthesis module.


    Please let me know if you like or use this module -- it would make my day! Copyright 2008 Michael Gundlach  (gundlach at gmail)
    License: Apache 2.0 (

    For this module to work, you'll need pywin32 (
    for Python 2.5 or for Python 2.4) and
    the Microsoft Speech kit (

        Listener: represents a command to execute when phrases are heard.

        say(phrase): Say the given phrase out loud.
        input(prompt, phraselist): Block until input heard, then return text.
        stoplistening(): Like calling stoplistening() on all Listeners.
        islistening(): True if any Listener is listening.
        listenforanything(callback): Run a callback when any text is heard.
        listenfor(phraselist, callback): Run a callback when certain text is heard.
Let's make a simple example with one script that tells us something:
>>> speech.say('Hello Catalin George')
The result of this line of code will be heard into your audio device like Hello Catalin George.