eSpeak NG is an open source speech synthesizer that supports more than hundred languages and accents. (by espeak-ng)

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  • ESpeak-ng: speech synthesizer with more than one hundred languages and accents
    21 projects | | 1 May 2024
    After some brief research it seems the issue you're seeing may be a known bug in at least some versions/release of espeak-ng.

    Here's some potentially related links if you'd like to dig deeper:

    * "questions about mandarin data packet #1044":

    * "ESpeak NJ-1.51’s Mandarin pronunciation is corrupted #12952":

    * "The pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese using ESpeak NJ in NVDA is not normal #1028":

    * "When espeak-ng translates Chinese (cmn), IPA tone symbols are not output correctly #305":

    * "Please default ESpeak NG's voice role to 'Chinese (Mandarin, latin as Pinyin)' for Chinese to fix #12952 #13572":

    * "Cmn voice not correctly translated #1370":

  • IAMA senior javascript dev, ask me anything
    7 projects | /r/learnjavascript | 1 Jul 2023
    I'm skeptical about a senior JavaScript developer claiming to be bored. Nonetheless, let's see. How would you go about modifying [this](ng/blob/master/emscripten/espeakng_glue.idl) IDL file, this C++ glue code, and the relevant Make file to compile eSpeak NG to JavaScript with Emscripten with SSML support enabled?
  • Is there a good text to speech program for linux?
    6 projects | /r/linux | 22 Jun 2023
    eSpeak NG supports running on Linux, BSD, Mac, Android, Windows, has been compiled to WASM with Emscripten. See also espeak and meSpeak.js.
  • Vietnamese Phonology
    1 project | /r/VulgarLang | 22 Jun 2023
    I may have a solution, BUT I'm at an airport right now, so... Perhaps tonight I can give you some ideas. There is a program I used to make a few presets for myself.
  • [P] Balacoon: Fastest neural text-to-speech on CPU
    1 project | /r/LanguageTechnology | 15 Apr 2023
    For this one, I used espeak ( as a text processor. It is almost 17 years old software and is pretty lacking, unfortunately. On the other hand, it's super fast and supports tens of languages. Long story short, punctuation introduces phrase break with a pause of fixed length, and capitalization is ignored.
  • Balacoon: python package for text-to-speech
    4 projects | /r/Python | 13 Apr 2023
    I didnt not release trainy parts to build voices. I am considering, but there is so many packages already (coqui, espnet, piper, nemo, fairseq to name a few) that i focused on usability for now. Support for new languages is a different question. Everyone wants to train fancy neural nets. But support for new language is about writing rules and having language expertise. I did it for English ( Doing it for all the other languages would probably take me a lifetime. Other speech synthesis solutions use 17-years old espeak for this purpose ( I introduced the fallback to it in Balacoon too. But generally, it is outdated technology and I believe we should do better.
  • Is there a good audio-to-IPA phone app that doesn’t assume a particular language?
    1 project | /r/linguistics | 10 Apr 2023
    espeak-ng works by first converting text to IPA and then pronouncing that. But im not sure im aware of a way to input arbitrary IPA, and also the quality is probably too low for you.
  • I Created A Web Speech API NPM Package Called SpeechKit
    7 projects | /r/javascript | 23 Feb 2023
    There are espeak-ng and pocketsphinx which can be used locally without making external requests.
  • Which languages have readily available IPA equivalents to learn from?
    1 project | /r/linguistics | 5 Feb 2023
    There are automatic tools to convert a written form of a language to IPA, I'm personally aware of espeak-ng, which supports* a lot of languages.
  • Ask HN: Are there any good open source Text-to-Speech tools?
    15 projects | | 1 Jan 2023
    I've had good luck with (for very specific purposes, and I was willing to wrangle IPA)
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