Speak open sourcedBy Chris Williams. Published: 28th Mar 2006, 20:42:43 | Permalink | Printable
Ported to Linux, remembers RISC OS [Updated]Jonathan Duddington has released his speech synthesis software as open source, and ported it to Linux. His software turns text into spoken voice, and offers a range of accents.
He told users: "eSpeak produces good quality English speech. It uses a different synthesis method from other open source text-to-speech engines, and sounds quite different.
"I regularly use it to listen to blogs and news sites."
Jonathan said his new open source software also attempts to speak in German and Esperanto as well as English.
He said: "For entertainment, it includes different accents and voices. I find it more intelligible and easier to listen to for long text passages than the commonly used Festival TTS engine, although it's not as natural or 'smooth' as some of those voices."
Speak was formerly available as a commercial product. Jonathan also authored popular email client Pluto.
Update at 22:59 9/4/2006
Jonathan has released a RISC OS build of his new open sourced speech software. Read more about it here.
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