How to Convert Text to Speech in Django

How to Convert Text to Speech in Django

In this Django tutorial, I'll show you how to convert text to speech.
We'll use the Django-Gtts library.

Django-Gtts: convert text to speech (.mp3) and cache the file.

Install Django-Gtts

Install via pip:

pip install Django-Gtts

Add gTTS to the settings.py in INSTALLED_APPS:


INSTALLED_APPS = [
    'gTTS',
    ...
]

How to use Django-Gtts

Working with Template:

Syntax:


{% load gTTS %}
<audio
    src="{% say 'language' 'text to say' %}"
    controls
></audio>

Example:


{% load gTTS %}

<audio
    src="{% say 'en-us' 'Django is a high-level Python Web framework' %}"
    controls
></audio>

Result:

How to Convert Text to Speech in Django

List of supported languages:


'af' : 'Afrikaans' 'sq' : 'Albanian' 'ar' : 'Arabic' 'hy' : 'Armenian' 'bn' : 'Bengali' 'ca' : 'Catalan' 'zh' : 'Chinese' 'zh-cn' : 'Chinese (Mandarin/China)' 'zh-tw' : 'Chinese (Mandarin/Taiwan)' 'zh-yue' : 'Chinese (Cantonese)' 'hr' : 'Croatian' 'cs' : 'Czech' 'da' : 'Danish' 'nl' : 'Dutch' 'en' : 'English' 'en-au' : 'English (Australia)' 'en-uk' : 'English (United Kingdom)' 'en-us' : 'English (United States)' 'eo' : 'Esperanto' 'fi' : 'Finnish' 'fr' : 'French' 'de' : 'German' 'el' : 'Greek' 'hi' : 'Hindi' 'hu' : 'Hungarian' 'is' : 'Icelandic' 'id' : 'Indonesian' 'it' : 'Italian' 'ja' : 'Japanese' 'km' : 'Khmer (Cambodian)' 'ko' : 'Korean' 'la' : 'Latin' 'lv' : 'Latvian' 'mk' : 'Macedonian' 'no' : 'Norwegian' 'pl' : 'Polish' 'pt' : 'Portuguese' 'ro' : 'Romanian' 'ru' : 'Russian' 'sr' : 'Serbian' 'si' : 'Sinhala' 'sk' : 'Slovak' 'es' : 'Spanish' 'es-es' : 'Spanish (Spain)' 'es-us' : 'Spanish (United States)' 'sw' : 'Swahili' 'sv' : 'Swedish' 'ta' : 'Tamil' 'th' : 'Thai' 'tr' : 'Turkish' 'uk' : 'Ukrainian' 'vi' : 'Vietnamese' 'cy' : 'Welsh'



If you want to send a text from views, follow this code:

views.py:


def index(request):
    obj = "Text From Views"
    return render(request, 'index.html', {'obj':obj})

index.html:


{% load gTTS %}

<audio
    src="{% say 'en-us' obj %}"
    controls
></audio>



Working with Views:

To use Django-Gtts in views, we will import the say() function.


from gTTS.templatetags.gTTS import say

say() function: convert text to speech and return the path of mp3 file.

Example:

views.py:


def index(request):
    obj = say(language='en-us', text="Text From Views")
    return render(request, 'index.html', {'obj':obj})


index.html:


<audio
    src="{{obj}}"
    controls
></audio>


view-source:

How to Convert Text to Speech in Django