This is a highly trivial Perl module that lets you talk to a Festival server
(and, in turn, makes it talk to you :-)
It goes in contrib since Festival is not (yet) free software.
[dhd@overlord] ~/school/lin7952$ dpkg --print-avail libfestival-client-perl
Maintainer: David Huggins-Daines <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: perl (>= 5.004.04-1)
Description: Perl library for speaking text using Festival
This package allows you to communicate with a Festival server process
from Perl scripts, in order to allow simple voice output. It does
not allow you to obtain or manipulate the generated waveform, nor
does it allow access to the internals of Festival.
email@example.com (wearing my Linux/m68k+Mac+Debian hat)
Latest kernels/patches: http://maclinux.plcom.on.ca/pub/