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Re: [News] How GNU/Linux is Doing at Text-to-Speech, Graphics Stack Improving

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 13 Mar 2010 13:50 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> Text-to-Speech Software for Linux
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Text-to-Speech Software for Linux: If you've
>>| been using Mac OS X or Windows Vista before,
>>| you may be a bit disappointed to learn that
>>| there's no speech synthesizer or text-to-speech
>>| (TTS) application that is installed by default
>>| on your Linux distribution. For those of you
>>| who don't know what a speech synthesizer is,
>>| it's simply a computer program that converts
>>| normal language text into speech. Text-to-
>>| speech software can be of great help
>>| particularly for people who are visually
>>| impaired and those who are mute.
>> `----
>> http://www.junauza.com/2010/03/text-to-speech-software-for-linux.html
> Here are a few commercial cross-platform TTS suites, all have good quality
> speech:
>    http://www.ivona.com/ (Polish)
>    http://www.loquendo.com/en/ (Italian)
>    http://www.nuance.com/realspeak/ (American [sort of])

Does commercial mean "not free"? Free software is also commercial. It's
just not proprietary.

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