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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, CentOS, 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.

Known issues

Some words can crash the voice synthesis. The known words are:

The voice synthesis depends on an obsolete external library (old libstdc++, included in voxin though).

Get Voxin

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 .

Installation

In a shell terminal, uncompress the archive and launch the installer:

For example, if you have the voxin-enu-0.63.tgz file:

tar -zxf voxin-enu-0.63.tgz

cd voxin-0.63

cd voxin-enu-0.63

and run the voxin installer as root.

For example under Ubuntu:

sudo ./voxin-installer.sh

Update

There is usually one update per each new stable release of the supported distros.

To be informed, please subscribe to the Voxin RSS feed or visit the update page.