RHVoice is a free and open source speech synthesizer.
Speech synthesis method
Voices are built from recordings of natural speech. They have small footprints, because only statistical models are stored on users' computers. And though the voices lack the naturalness of the synthesizers which generate speech by combining segments of the recordings themselves, they are still very intelligible and resemble the speakers who recorded the source material.
Initially, RHVoice could speak only Russian. Now it also supports:
- American English
- Brazilian Portuguese
In theory, it is possible to implement support for other languages, if all the necessary resources can be found or created.
RHVoice supports following platforms:
- Windows (prebuilt binaries is available here)
- GNU/Linux (building instructions can be found here You can also look at packaging status.)
- Android (can be installed thru F-Droid or Google Play or you can download an APK consult this file ) )
It is compatible with standard text-to-speech interfaces on these platforms: SAPI5 on Windows, Speech Dispatcher on GNU/Linux and Android's text-to-speech APIs. It can also be used by the NVDA screen reader directly (the driver is provided by RHVoice itself).