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Can't install pyttsx3 module
Haven't tried, but often objc_util.on_main_thread fixes problems like is_paused not reporting correct no values.
Note is_speaking will return true even if paused...
@JonB nothing changed for is_speaking, as you did foresee
Returns YES if the synthesizer is speaking or has utterances enqueued to speak, even if it is currently paused. Returns NO if the synthesizer has finished speaking all utterances in its queue or if it has not yet been given an utterance to speak.
So if you want to know when speaking stops, one would want to check if not
Because of threading and such, it might be more reliable to implement the delegate, and then keep track of state within the delegate object, that can then be queried in python code.
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@sulcud, looking at this putting a wrapper around the delegate as @JonB suggests looks like the best way to get fine control over the speech, being able to highlight individual words as they are spoken etc.
Such a wrapper could also include synchronous methods, so that it would be easy to just say something and move on after the talking is done.
I was remove speech module in my iOS. How to recover???
sulcud last edited by sulcud
I think that erasing a Pythonista build-in module is not possible, remember that python has a weird importing system so if you have a script/folder called speech in the same folder of your main script maybe you are importing it instead of the build in one. (python import order is: current dir, ... , site-packages, build-in) but If that is not the case, I think a fresh install of Pythonista could work
@sulcud fresh install doesn't helped. I was delete speech module before over stash(((. Now i can't recover.
JonB last edited by JonB
Make sure you don't have a speech.py in site-packages, or in the same folder as the main script you are running. Also make sure you don't have any folders called speech inside site-packages, that includes an init file.
As a check, in the console, try
If that fails, look at the traceback to show you what failed, which should include a path to the module it was trying to import.
You can also try
import speech import inspect print(inspect.getfile(speech))
Either you will get an error module 'speech' (built-in)> is a built-in module
Either you will get its path if another speech module is imported
get an error module 'speech' (built-in)> is a built-in module
@lyubomyr83 thus, you did not remove it...
JonB last edited by JonB
@lyubomyr83 why do you think you deleted the speech module? What error do you get when you try to use it?
Or, are you talking the SpeechModule script that was shared?
In that case, just copy the code again, paste into the editor, and name it something other than speech...
lyubomyr83 last edited by lyubomyr83
@JonB i have two same 3rd generation ipads, run the same program and have voice in one of them and not in another one. Yes, voice is on ))) in settings. And i have not errors.
@lyubomyr83 could you try the iOS Shortuts app with "speak text" command, only to check if the problem could come from the hardware and not from Pythonista
@cvp in iOS settings/speech i hear sound when i change speed (Turtle)
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@lyubomyr83 ok, but did you try the shortcut ?
And is your script as short as
import speech speech.say("привет друг", "ru-RU") # hello friend
@lyubomyr83 check that the mute alarms is not set in the pull down settings. If you have a physical mute switch, make sure it is not set to mute. If you have a physical switch that you toggled to lock rotation, then make sure the swipe settings doesn't show mute.
Even when volume is turned up, pythonista honors the mute setting for some sounds.