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  1. Multilingual Text-to-Speech Engines (Microsoft)
      Provides free programs that convert online text to speech in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Italian, and British English. The free voice engines vary in their quality. Some are not very good. For instance, the Korean voice does not seem to recognize the Korean fonts. The Spanish voice, however, reads text written in Spanish in an understandable way. Requires software to connect the voice programs with a browser. Such a program is available for free here. 9-02

  2. Multilingual Text-to-Speech Engines (Microsoft)
      Provides free programs that convert online text to speech in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Portuguese, Italian, and British English. The free voice engines vary in their quality. Some are not very good. For instance, the Korean voice does not seem to recognize the Korean fonts. The Spanish voice, however, reads text written in Spanish in an understandable way. Requires software to connect the voice programs with a browser. Such a program is available for free here. 9-02

  3. Text-to-Speech Program: Natural Voice (Tucows.com)
      "This is a text-to-speech program with Microsoft Voices. You can have your computer read any part of the news, weather forecast, charting messages and e-mails. The application can also read Word documents, rich text files and PDF files. The speaking speed and voice quality can be changed according to your needs." 03-07

  4. Text-to-Speech Synthesis (Bell Labs)
      Provides a history of text-to-speech engines. 9-02

Purchase Resources
  1. Books on Audio (Audio.com)
      Provides thousands of audio books that can be downloaded to various mobility devices, such as some smartphones.

  2. How to Setup Text-to-Speech for Microsoft XP (Microsoft)
      Provides directions for setting up text-to-speech in Microsoft XP. 04-07

   
   


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