Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Text to speech voice

I am currently writing an article about text-to-speech, and therefore a number of the entries will be about that work. Today, I give you the list of all the voices I know of that can be used for text-to-speech. If you know of others, please let me know. As far as I know, these can all be used with other software such as Balabolka.

List of Voices

6 comments:

alasdairking said...

Cereproc English voices
http://www.cereproc.com/

Nuance Automotive (successors to RealSpeak Solo). These include some languages not available through RealSpeak Solo, including Romanian, Indonesian and Thai:
http://www.nuance.com/industries/automotive/products/language-portfolio.asp

Also here's a complete Nuance/ScanSoft RealSpeak Solo list:
Australian-English Karen
Australian-English Lee
Belgian-Dutch Ellen
Brazilian-Portuguese Raquel
English-English Daniel
English-English Emily
Cantonese Sin-Ji
Danish Nanna
Dutch Claire
Dutch Laura
French Sebastien
French Virginie
French-Canadian Felix
French-Canadian Julie
German Steffi
Italian Silvia
Japanese Kyoko
Korean Narae
Mandarin-Chinese Mei-Ling
Mexican-Spanish Javier
Mexican-Spanish Paulina
Norwegian Nora
Polish Agata
Portuguese Madalena
Russian Katerina
Spanish (Castilian) Isabel
Swedish Ingrid
USA-English Jill
USA-English Tom
USA-English Jennifer
Indian-English Sangeeta
USA-English Samantha
Greek Alexandros
German Yannick
British-English Serena
Czech Zuzana
Taiwanese-Mandarin-Chinese Ya-Ling
Swedish Alva
Turkish Aylin
Norwegian Stine
Italian Paolo
Danish Ida
Spanish (Castilian) Diego
Spanish (Castilian) Monica
Catalan Nuria
Icelandic Ragga
Finnish Mikko
Hindi Lekha
Basque Arantxa
Scottish-English Fiona
Irish-English Moira

So

ian.smythe@ukonline.co.uk said...

Hi Alastair,

Thanks for this. Perhaps I should have written "Languages" rather than voices, as I am trying to find out what places are covered.

Best wishes, Ian

Lis said...

I use the free version of natural reader.
http://www.naturalreaders.com/

It has the advantage of reading text within a document rather than having to paste elsewhere.

Also, Acrobat Reader allows you to read pdfs aloud.

alasdairking said...

eSpeak, open-source:
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/

Orpheus, the old Dolphin voice:
http://www.meridian-one.co.uk/

alasdairking said...

IVONA voices: you can actually purchase these individually, where most voices need to be purchased with some other software. English, Polish, Welsh, Romanian:
http://www.ivona.com/voices.php

Ron Starc said...

The current best text to speech software is Text Speaker. It has customizable pronunciation, reads anything on your screen, and it even has talking reminders. The bundled voices are well priced and sound very human. Easily converts blogs, email, e-books, and more to MP3 or for listening instantly.