How is that, quality wise? I tried to get festival working once, but failed.
Also tried espeak, but found it to be not very good.
Finally settled on pico2wave with the "-l=en-GB" flag to make it use the British Lady voice, which seemed really really excellent compared to everything else I was able to try. Edit: I excluded online TTS because for what I was doing it needed to be local TTS.
This actually changes everything! With the default US voice, it's far from the same quality level.