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

5 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