September 6, 2018: new voices, new languages in Voxin?

We are evaluating in september the possibility to add more voices, more languages 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). The price for such a voice would be around USD 67 (or 58 euros) for the embedded-pro voice (or USD 62 for embedded-compact, USD 73 for embedded-high). This project will start if a minimal number of interested users is reached. The available languages will also depend on your demand. So if you are interested in this product at such a price, indicate please by email at contact at which language you would choose (and possibly the type: compact, pro or high). The list of languages is copied below. Skip this list.

Languages (11 interested persons)
American English (2 interested persons)
Australian English (1 interested person)
Belgian Dutch
Brazilian Portuguese
British English (1 interested person)
Canadian French (1 interested person)
Chinese Mandarin
Finnish (1 interested person)
German (2 interested persons)
Hong Kong Cantonese
Indian English
Mexican Spanish
Swedish (1 interested person)
Taiwanese Mandarin
Turkish (2 interested persons)


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, 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-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 ./


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.

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