(Follow-up) November 17, 2018: new voices, new languages in Voxin?

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More voices, more languages will be added to Voxin based on Nuance Vocalizer Embedded.

The aim is to have more TTS choices for Orca, Emacspeak and possibly the console based screen readers (x86, x86_64, or arm).

IBM TTS is still proposed.

Expected schedule
Q1 2019: pre-releases to receive feedback from voluntary testers
Q2 2019: first public release

Lower prices have been obtained to better address your demand, and a 15% discount for two runtimes.

embedded-compact voice: USD 25.19 (or 22.10 euros)
embedded-pro: USD 29.64 (or 26 euros)
embedded-high: USD 34.09 (or 29.91 euros)

An updated list of the 56 languages, variants or dialects of Nuance Vocalizer Embedded is copied below.

Languages (118 interested persons)
American English (9 interested persons)
Arabic (20 interested persons)
Argentinian Spanish
Australian English (2 interested persons)
Basque
Belgian Dutch
Brazilian Portuguese (20 interested persons)
British English (25 interested persons)
Bulgarian (1 interested person)
Canadian French (1 interested person)
Catalan
Chilean Spanish
Chinese Mandarin
Colombian Spanish
Croate
Czech (2 interested persons)
Danish
Dutch
Finnish (1 interested person)
French (1 interested person)
Galician
German (3 interested persons)
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hong Kong Cantonese
Hungarian
Indian Bengali
Indian English
Indian Bhojpuri
Indonesian
Irish English
Italian
Japanese (2 interested persons)
Kannada
Korean
Malay
Marathi
Mexican Spanish
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Scottish English
Slovac
South African English
Spanish (20 interested persons)
Swedish (1 interested person)
Taiwanese Mandarin
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Turkish (10 interested persons)
Ukrainian
Valencian

Object

Voxin is an easily installable add-on which provides yet another text-to-speech to blind users of GNU/Linux.

Voxin is updated for compatibility with several distros; for example the last ones are:

Voxin has been recently tested with Emacspeak, Orca/Speech-Dispatcher, Speak-Up and is potentially compatible with SBL, or Yasr.

The installation of Emacspeak and Voxin (Viavoice Outloud) is facilitated by the emacspeak voxin installer.

The use of Speakup and Voxin requires to install voxinup.

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-1.15.tgz file:

tar -zxf voxin-enu-1.15.tgz

cd voxin-1.15

cd voxin-enu-1.15

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.

An earlier release of Voxin can be updated automatically. For more info, download the last update available at the update page.

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