(Update, July 15, 2019) 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 v5, v7-a, v8-a).

Expected schedule
From July to September: feedback from voluntary testers (subscription closed, thank you)
October or later: first public release

IBM TTS is still proposed.


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

From version 2.0, Voxin is compatible with much more distributions (and their family: derivatives, parent distro).

The included speech dispatcher modules work with speech-dispatcher version >= 0.7.1 .

The tested distributions are displayed below. Much more should be compatible.

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 .


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

For example, if you have the voxin-enu-2.2.tgz file:

tar -xf voxin-enu-2.2.tgz

cd voxin-2.2

cd voxin-enu-2.2

and run the voxin installer as root.

For example under Ubuntu:

sudo ./voxin-installer.sh


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

Your initial download link points on the last release of Voxin.

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