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Festival is described as 'offers a general framework for building speech synthesis systems as well as including examples of various modules. As a whole it offers full text to speech through a number APIs: from shell level, though a Scheme command interpreter, as a C++ library, from Java, and an' and is an app. There are nine alternatives to Festival for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Android, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is eSpeak, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Festival are Gespeaker, ReadSpeaker, Voice Dream Reader and svox pico engine.

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    eSpeak

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    69 alternatives to eSpeak 

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

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    1.  Text to SpeecheSpeak allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    2.  Spell CheckingeSpeak can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    Discontinued

    The last version (1.48) is from March 2014.

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    Gespeaker

    13 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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      ReadSpeaker

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      59 alternatives to ReadSpeaker 

      Online Text to Speech by ReadSpeaker. Speech-enable web sites, mobile apps, online documents and forms so that your visitors can listen to your content.

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      1.  Text to SpeechReadSpeaker allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      Voice Dream Reader

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      57 alternatives to Voice Dream Reader 

      Voice Dream Reader lets you listen to any document and ebook using text-to-speech.

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      1.  Full-Text SearchVoice Dream Reader lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
      2.  Text to SpeechVoice Dream Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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      svox pico engine

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      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

        48 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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          NeoSpeech

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          50 alternatives to NeoSpeech 

          Experience our world-class, natural-sounding, text-to-speech (TTS) software programs today. Empower your applications with advanced TTS software using VoiceTextTM. Robotic voices are now history!

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          1.  Text to SpeechNeoSpeech allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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            The MBROLA Project

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            12 alternatives to The MBROLA Project 

            The aim of the MBROLA project, initiated by the TCTS Lab of the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium), is to obtain a set of speech synthesizers for as many languages as possible, and provide them free for non-commercial applications.

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            1.  Text to SpeechThe MBROLA Project allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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              KMouth

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              • Linux
              9 alternatives to KMouth 

              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. It has a text input field and speaks the sentences that you enter. It also has support for user defined phrasebooks.

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