Text-to-Speech (TTS)

What Is Text-to-Speech, or TTS?

From Wikipedia, TTS (Text To Speech) is defined as follows:

  • "Speech synthesis (Text to speech) is the artificial production of human speech. A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented in software or hardware. A text-to-speech (TTS) system converts normal language text into speech; other systems render symbolic linguistic representations like phonetic transcriptions into speech."

TTS Software


Text-to-Speech tools

  • Acapela Voices - including Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch (NL), Dutch (B), English (UK), English (US), Faroe, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Spanish (South America), Swedish and Turkish
  • TextSpeak Text to Speech - Human sounding TTS in over 20 world languages packaged in hardware modules and standalone enclosures
  • AT&T Labs voices - including German, French, Latin Am. Spanish
  • cepstral Medium quality, low-cost voices
  • ELAN SaySo - including German, French, Spanish and Italian voices/phonems
  • Loquendo TTS for Asterisk
  • Mbrola - a Freely Available Multilingual Speech Synthesizer for many languages
  • Nuance Realspeak - supports 24 languages and dialects and more than 30 voices
  • Sakrament TTS Engine - including Russian, with English coming soon

  • Verbose Text - can use any SAPI4 or SAPI5 voice
  • Verbio TTS - including Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Catalonian, Euskera, Gallician, Brazilian and differents kinds of American Spanish for Asterisk


Examples


See also

Created by: davidnicol, Last modification: Thu 13 of Dec, 2012 (22:42 UTC) by nwolfe


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