free text to speech

Kristoffer Gustafsson skeeter at
Thu Dec 9 11:46:57 UTC 2004

On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 11:51:05 +0100, "Krister Ekstrom"
<crisekstrom at> said:
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> Hi Gustafsson,
> Have you tried the Swedish voice from the Mbrola databases and if so,
> how useful is it? I'd like to use it in Gnome for example. Is it hard
> to install those voices?
> On 9 Dec 2004 09:58:13 , you typed::
> GKe> Hello!
> GKe> some time ago someone asked about free text to speech for linux.
> GKe> Personally I recomend to use the mbrola databases. they
> GKe> sound very good and there are many suported languages.
> GKe> These can be used with festival, but I don't know what
> GKe> screen reader software to use with it.
> GKe> is emacspeak supported?
> GKe> I also know that festival lite can convert festvox voices
> GKe> to the flite voice format and use these voices instead of the
> GKe> awful voice, but I don't know how good that works with mbrola.
> GKe>  I don't even know how to change the voice, but prehaps
> GKe> someone else could help with this.
> GKe> another option is to ask me for the viavoice binaries I ave
> GKe> on one of my computers, but I don't know if it is possible to get
> GKe> it working abovve redhat 8.
> GKe> Is there any way to get that working?
> GKe> or can I buy viavoice?
> GKe> kristoffer
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I don't think that would be so hard.
I have tried these voices out myself, since I'm from sweden.
I find them very useful.
Have you tried them in any way?

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