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  • Question

  • What TTS voices are there available under a 'standard' OCS deployment?

    Is it extensible (can more/different voices be purchased)?

    Thank you.

    Friday, June 29, 2007 5:01 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    TTS voices for the following languages are available with OCS. Some have both male and female voices, others are female-only.

     

    Chinese (People's Republic of China)
    Chinese (Taiwan)
    English (Australia)
    English (United Kingdom)
    English (United States)
    French (Canada)
    French (France)
    German (Germany)
    Italian (Italy)
    Japanese (Japan)
    Korean (Korea)
    Portuguese (Brazil)
    Spanish (Spain)
    Spanish (United States)

    The mechanism used for loading language packs is extensible, so it is technically possible that OCS 2007 could be extended with further languages. There is no provision for loading 3rd-party voices, however - only voices shipped specifically for OCS2007 are compatible.

     

    However at present there are no firm plans to release any further language packs. If there is some specific language you are interested in, please send your request to mssbeta@microsoft.com

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Regards,

    --

    Edwin Young

    Monday, August 6, 2007 10:32 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    TTS voices for the following languages are available with OCS. Some have both male and female voices, others are female-only.

     

    Chinese (People's Republic of China)
    Chinese (Taiwan)
    English (Australia)
    English (United Kingdom)
    English (United States)
    French (Canada)
    French (France)
    German (Germany)
    Italian (Italy)
    Japanese (Japan)
    Korean (Korea)
    Portuguese (Brazil)
    Spanish (Spain)
    Spanish (United States)

    The mechanism used for loading language packs is extensible, so it is technically possible that OCS 2007 could be extended with further languages. There is no provision for loading 3rd-party voices, however - only voices shipped specifically for OCS2007 are compatible.

     

    However at present there are no firm plans to release any further language packs. If there is some specific language you are interested in, please send your request to mssbeta@microsoft.com

     

    Hope that helps.

     

    Regards,

    --

    Edwin Young

    Monday, August 6, 2007 10:32 PM
  • Details of the available TTS languages and voices can be found at my blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/jcalev/archive/2007/06/27/announcing-nine-new-tts-languages-for-speech-server.aspx

     

    In summary, the following have both TTS and SR

    English (United States)

    French (Canada)

    Spanish (United States)

    German (Germany)

    English (United Kingdom)

     

    The following are TTS only

    Mandarin Chinese (PRC)

                    Mei-ling

    Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan)

                    Mei-ling

    English (Australia)

                    Lee

                    Karen

    French (France)

                    Virginie

                    Sebastien

    Italian (Italy)

                    Silvia

    Japanese (Japan)

                    Kyoko

    Korean (Korea)

                    Narae

    Portuguese (Brazil)

                    Raquel

    Spanish (Spain)

                    Diego

                    Isabel

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 6:44 PM