ESpeak, Speech synthesizer.Updated by Editors on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
ESpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages.
eSpeak produces good quality English speech. It uses a different synthesis method from other open source TTS engines, and sounds quite different. It's perhaps not as natural or "smooth", but I find the articulation clearer and easier to listen to for long periods.
It can run as a command line program to speak text from a file or from stdin. A shared library version is also available.
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- Author / maintainer:
- Jonathan Duddington
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