Text to speech software can be enormously helpful for anyone who's visually impaired, or has a condition like dyslexia that makes reading on screens tricky. It is much better than pico or espeak! I still think it's the best voice I have so far. Some times you do get what you pay for. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. There is no license or development.
Bottom Line: I still like it and want to use it. You also have the option of saving narrations, and there are a number of keyboard shortcuts that allow for quick and easy access to frequently used options. The application is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system from Windows 2000 to Windows 7. SpeakIt comes with two female voices which both sound very realistic compared to everything else out there. Select text in any application and press Ctrl + C to have it read aloud. It is furthermore possible to change various settings that affect the voice and speech, for instance the reading speed, pitch or volume. DeskBot is a free program that includes a clipboard reader, text reader, and time announcer for Windows.
You can also input text into the program window to be read aloud. If you've got some insights for us, please comment about it. Not gonna tell you how to do that; there are a few posts out there about getting wine installed. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions. But having the computer read to you could make much more sense. The Microsoft Speech Platform consists of a Runtime, and Runtime Languages engines for speech recognition and text-to-speech. Besides you can upload all kind of texts in Google Drive and use SpeakIt! A Diva file contains images of pages for books, magazines, etc.
The developer links to several free and commercial voice files that can be downloaded to add various languages the application. Taking into account its generous set of features and configuration parameters, Balabolka should meet the requirements of most users looking for a reliable and multi-talented text-to-speech software application. Use the speaker icon to check how it sounds. For available commands and options, right-click on the DeskBot icon in the system tray. It can extract data from a text layer of Diva only. They have a version for Linux. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions.
Check out too which can be implemented by website owners into their site. The program can read the clipboard content, view text from documents, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. This allows you to follow along with the text as the audio plays. They have an you can play with to hear how great it sounds.
This product completely encourages you to build up the sites with basic and simple advances. You will have to speak with a Nuance sales rep to get pricing, and it will be pricey. From the project description: The intention is to provide an easy to use interface to text-to-speech output via Google's speech synthesis system. Loquendo was purchased by Nuance last year. Thankfully, technology has come a long way since then, and now you can download some excellent text- to-speech tools completely free.
You can easily surpass the pico2wave quality on stock Ubuntu, because one of those voices is available as a ready-made package. It works with all editions of Word and is accessible via the toolbar or ribbon, depending on which version you're using. There's also a built-in browser to convert web content to speech more easily. The only available voice is Microsoft Anna. This is actually a work around using chromium or chrome but works fast and easy. However, in Saluki, wine yelled at me, saying I didn't have libmpg123. There's other extensions for chrome that view pdf files, check if it fits you better.
PowerTalk is a free program that allows you to have your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations spoken out loud. There is no evaluation period and no crippled features. This software can be installed in both Windows and Mac operating systems. You can also open text documents or have it read the contents of the clipboard. Therefore, you can carry Balabolka with you whenever you're on the go.
It supports Cantonese Chinese dialect spoken in Hong Kong and part of Guangdong province , Mandarin standard Chinese , Toisanese, Zhaoan Hakka a dialect in Taiwan , Tibetan, Ngangien an ancient Chinese before Yuan Dynasty and Korean in trial. If you run a blog, you can have your blog posts turned into high quality audio files. Only Ivona lists prices on their website though. It comes in handy for saving the audio recording afterward using a different tool, and integrating it as narration into a video that will be uploaded to YouTube e. If you want to use Ekho as a Chinese learning tool, may be a more suitable choice. Hunspell is the default spell checker of OpenOffice. Once downloaded, extract the compressed balabolka.