9 October 2020: Voxin 3.3rc1

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Voxin 3.3rc1 embeds one of the 400 voices of Vocalizer Embedded or IBM TTS for several GNU/Linux distributions.

The objective is to have more TTS choices for Orca, Emacspeak and possibly the console based screen readers on various architectures.

Expected schedule
December 2020 or later: compatibility with Emacspeak


Voxin is an easily installable add-on which provides 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 last tested distributions are displayed below. Much more should be compatible.

Voxin 2.x has been 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 compatible Emacspeak 49.0 and more recent versions.

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.

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, the voice synthesizer 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-3.3rc1.tgz file:

tar -xf voxin-enu-3.3rc1.tgz

and run the voxin installer as root.

For example under Ubuntu:

sudo --login

cd voxin-3.3rc1

cd voxin-enu-3.3rc1


On other distributions, it may be required to use "su --login" instead of "sudo --login" .


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.

If you have Vocalizer Embedded and IBM TTS voices, just use one of your Vocalizer Embedded links to update Voxin.

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