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eSpeak Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to eSpeak for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is RHVoice, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to eSpeak and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to eSpeak are Gespeaker, Mycroft Mimic, VoiceOverMaker and TorToiSe-tts.

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eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, for Linux and Windows.

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    RHVoice

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    6 alternatives to RHVoice 

    RHVoice is a free and open source speech synthesizer.

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    1.  Text to SpeechRHVoice allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      Gespeaker

      12 alternatives to Gespeaker 

      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. The text played can also be recorded to WAV file.

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      1.  Text to SpeechGespeaker allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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        It's a front-end, not an alternative to it.

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        This is a front-end addition, not a text-to-speech core alternative.

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        Mycroft Mimic

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        16 alternatives to Mycroft Mimic 

        Mimic is a powerful TTS tool. Mimic is low-latency and has a small resource footprint. Its range of high quality voices also set it apart from other open source text-to-speech projects.

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        1.  Text to SpeechMycroft Mimic allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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          VoiceOverMaker

          • Mac
          • Windows
          • Linux
          • Online
          • Software as a Service (SaaS)
          17 alternatives to VoiceOverMaker 

          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.

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          1.  Text to SpeechVoiceOverMaker allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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        • TorToiSe-tts icon

          TorToiSe-tts

          • Mac
          • Windows
          • Linux
          22 alternatives to TorToiSe-tts 

          A multi-voice TTS system trained with an emphasis on quality.

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          1.  Works OfflineTorToiSe-tts can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
          2.  Text to SpeechTorToiSe-tts allows you to transform written text into spoken text.


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            Verbify-TTS

            • Linux
            • Windows
            • Mac
            51 alternatives to Verbify-TTS 

            Verbify-TTS is a simple Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine that reads for you any text on your screen with high-quality voices powered by AI models. It is free and you can use it for unlimited time (Open Source MIT LICENSE).

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            1.  Text to SpeechVerbify-TTS allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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              Select and Speak

              • Mac
              • Windows
              • Linux
              • Google Chrome
              47 alternatives to Select and Speak 

              Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) to read any selected text in the browser. It includes many iSpeech text to speech voices in different languages. You can configure the voice and speed options by changing the settings on the options page.

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              1.  Text to SpeechSelect and Speak allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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                Intelligent Speaker

                • Mac
                • Windows
                • Linux
                • Google Chrome
                • Opera
                • Firefox
                52 alternatives to Intelligent Speaker 

                Effective Chrome extension with automatic text detection voices web, intranet and local texts! Natural-sounding voice for your ultimate multitasking!

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                1.  Text to SpeechIntelligent Speaker allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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                svox pico engine

                • Linux
                • Android
                • BSD
                7 alternatives to svox pico engine 

                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. It is also used for GooglePlay. The open source libraries are still available, however.

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                1.  Text to Speechsvox pico engine allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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                  Fala

                  47 alternatives to Fala 

                  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. Its designed for GNOME, but if you have gtk, pyhton and festival you are able to run it.

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                  1.  Text to SpeechFala allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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