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#REDIRECT [[Speech_Recognition#List_of_text_to_speech_applications]]
Text-to-speech (TTS) softwares are programs used to transform a text into an audio file which can then be played. Such programs are used by blind people to be able to use computers but can also be used to simply improve computer experience.
[http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ eSpeak] is "a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows".
eSpeak caracteristics:
*open source
*available in the '''community repository'''
*supports more than '''35 languages''' as of today (24/03/2009)
[http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ Festival] is "a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech."
Festival caracteristics:
*'''free software'''
*available in the '''extra repository'''.
''See the detailed article: [[Festival]]''
[http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html mbrola] is a '''non-free''' phonemes-to-audio program.
mbrola supports more than '''70 languages''' as of today (24/03/2009).
''See the detailed article: [[mbrola]]''
[http://www.freebsoft.org/speechd speech-dispatcher] is a "common interface to speech synthesis".  It has backends for espeak, festival, and a few other speech synthesizers.
*available in '''extra respository'''
==External Resources==
[http://kubuntu.free.fr/blog/index.php/2006/09/24/121-synthese-vocale-en-francais-sous-linux Synthèse vocale en français sous Linux - KubuntuBlog (french)]

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