Voxin is an easily installable add-on which provides yet another text-to-speech to blind users of GNU/Linux.
Voxin includes the IBM Viavoice TTS, a 'say' command and several pre-compiled LGPL speech drivers (for i386 architecture). The related softwares are: Emacspeak, Orca, SBL, Speech-Dispatcher, Speak-Up or Yasr.
The installation of Emacspeak and Voxin (Viavoice Outloud) is facilitated by the emacspeak voxin installer.
The installation of Speakup and Voxin is facilitated by the TTSynth speakup connector installer.
Future versions of Voxin could supply more speech drivers useful to blind users.
Voxin is compliant with ArchLinux, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu.
Voxin includes only one language. For installing two languages, you may want to purchase two Voxin packages.
32 bits / 64 bits architecture
The voice synthesis is a 32 bits library. An automatic installation for 64 bits PC is available.
Some words can crash the voice synthesis. The known words are:
- US English package: c a e s u r e,
- German package: dage-gen or dane-ben.
The voice synthesis depends on an obsolete external library (old libstdc++, included in voxin though).
Oralux.org, not-for-profit association, sells Voxin on-line at low cost (no financial benefit).
The customer will have to accept the licenses: for example, Viavoice must be used with the software components expected by Voxin, on the user's computer and for her own use.
Visit please this page for getting Voxin .
In a shell terminal, uncompress the archive and launch the installer:
For example, if you have the voxin-enu-0.55.tgz file:
tar -zxf voxin-enu-0.55.tgz
and run the voxin installer as root.
For example under Ubuntu:
There is usually one update per each new stable release of the supported distros.