Inspired by @Tim who uses his Sonos speakers for spoken alerts (Really awesome dude ) I have created a new plugin baptised pimatic-tts.
This plugin provides a device and a rule action allowing your Pimatic hardware platform to locally speak out text strings in your own language using the Google TTS API. The device holds parameters such as language, volume, repeats etc. Defining an action in a rule is easy:
say "Goodmorning, the coffee is ready" using my-tts-device
Please read the Plugin page before installing as it requires some prerequisites to be satisfied. Also note this is an early beta version, which may have bugs I have not encountered.
Pico2Wave as a local TTS engine has now been integrated as well.
Thoughts and suggestions are welcome, even if it just helps fill a roadmap!