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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.
 
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.
  
==eSpeak==
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== List of text to speech applications ==
[http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ eSpeak] is "a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows".
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eSpeak caracteristics:
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* {{App|[[Wikipedia:eSpeak|eSpeak]]|Compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages which currently supports more than 50 languages.|http://espeak.sourceforge.net/|{{Pkg|espeak}}}}
*open source
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* {{App|[[Festival]]|General framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech.|http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/|{{Pkg|festival}}}}
*available in the '''community repository'''
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* {{App|[[mbrola|MBROLA]]|Non-free phonemes-to-audio program which supports more than 70 languages.|http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html|{{AUR|mbrola}}}}
*supports more than '''35 languages''' as of today (24/03/2009)
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* {{App|Speech Dispatcher|Common interface to speech synthesis. It has backends for eSpeak, Festival, and a few other speech synthesizers.|http://www.freebsoft.org/speechd|{{Pkg|speech-dispatcher}}}}
  
==Festival==
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== See also ==
[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."
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Festival caracteristics:
 
*'''free software'''
 
*available in the '''extra repository'''.
 
 
''See the detailed article: [[Festival]]''
 
 
==mbrola==
 
[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]]''
 
 
==speech-dispatcher==
 
[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)]
 
[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)]

Revision as of 20:55, 4 September 2013

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.

List of text to speech applications

  • eSpeak — Compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages which currently supports more than 50 languages.
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ || espeak
  • Festival — General framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech.
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/ || festival
  • MBROLA — Non-free phonemes-to-audio program which supports more than 70 languages.
http://tcts.fpms.ac.be/synthesis/mbrola.html || mbrolaAUR
  • Speech Dispatcher — Common interface to speech synthesis. It has backends for eSpeak, Festival, and a few other speech synthesizers.
http://www.freebsoft.org/speechd || speech-dispatcher

See also

Synthèse vocale en français sous Linux - KubuntuBlog (french)