Other TTS available? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it still the case that only two US English speaking TTS voices are available?  From what I've found, Speech Server 2007 uses Nuance's Real Speak and only two voices are available. Are there any 3rd party or other options available, yet?


    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 4:37 PM


  • No. And I don't expect it will change any time soon.

    We worked around this issue by generating the prompts in a 3rd party engine and saving them out as .WAV files. I wrote a simple web service where the input is text to convert and the output is URL to the finished audio.

    - Marc LaFleur Tech Blog: http://weblogs.asp.net/mlafleur OCS Blog: http://gotspeech.net/blogs/speakingfromtheedge LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/marclafleur
    • Marked as answer by DanFoxley Monday, January 4, 2010 4:04 PM
    Friday, January 30, 2009 11:22 AM