|Festival( )||Uses the Festival text-to-speech engine to read text to the caller|
Festival( text [, intkeys ])
Connects to the locally running Festival server, sends it the text specified by text , and plays the resulting sound file back to the user . This application allows the caller to press a key (specified by intkeys ) to immediately stop the playback and return the value of intkeys . If intkeys is set to any , Festival( ) will send control of the channel to the extension entered by the user.
See Chapter 10 for more in-depth information on using Festival with Asterisk.
You must start the Festival server before starting Asterisk, and you must use the Answer( ) application to answer the channel before calling Festival( ) .
exten => 123,1,Answer( ) exten => 123,2,Festival('This is sample speech from Festival',#)