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Five Apps: Text-to-speech tools

Text-to-speech applications

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Text-to-speech applications have a number of different uses. They can assist the visually impaired by reading various screen elements, and they're also useful to writers. Text-to-speech engines have the ability to verbally read a document, thereby making the proof-reading process a lot easier. Here are five text-to-speech applications.

4 comments
RichardRoe
RichardRoe

Hi, you did not include Balabolka - it's free and much better than other TTS software - even programs which are not free. A very important feature of Balabolka is that you can mark up the text in order to influence the way the text is spoken. http://www.cross-plus-a.com/balabolka.htm This makes sense when the output is MP3 and the file is added to software instruction videos, just as an example.

Treknology
Treknology

A description of voice quality would be helpful.

Subhayan01
Subhayan01

Is there any tool for Indian (Asian-Indian) Accent?