eSpeak Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to eSpeak for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Gespeaker iconGespeaker, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to eSpeak and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to eSpeak are Small VoiceOverMaker iconVoiceOverMaker (Free), Small Intelligent Speaker iconIntelligent Speaker (Freemium), Small svox pico engine iconsvox pico engine (Free, Open Source) and Small Fala iconFala (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 15, 2021

    • Gespeaker is a GTK+ frontend for espeak. It allows to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume, speed and word gap.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      It's a front-end, not an alternative to it.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

      Arkl1te This is a front-end addition, not a text-to-speech core alternative.
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

    • Automatically create natural voice overs for your videos.
      Create your own voice overs from your text. A natural sounding voice is automatically generated for your videos.
      You are also able to create only natural sounding voices and export them.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)


    • Text to speech extension for a browser. Automatic text detection (can speak without necessary selection), adjustable voice speed, playlist.
    • A backend for gSpeech, also usable in media players. The technology has been purchased by a German company for use in BMW automobiles for text to speech, as well.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      • BSD
    • Fala - A simple text reader is an open source application. A simple software that speaks a text. You can type the text or appoint a file. Fala is just a frontend to festival.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) to read any selected text in the browser.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
    • KMouth is a program which enables persons that cannot speak to let their computer speak, e.g. mute people or people who have lost their voice.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Experience our world-class, natural-sounding, text-to-speech (TTS) software programs today. Empower your applications with advanced TTS software using VoiceTextTM.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
    • TTSFox is a text-to-speech WebExtension for Firefox that gives you a speech synthesized reading of any text you select.
      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
    • Speech synthesis method

      RHVoice uses statistical parametric synthesis. It relies on existing open source speech technologies (mainly HTS and related software).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android