4.06.2007

Text to speech

Arrogant Polyglot found a nifty text-to-speech application for the following languages:

Catalan
Chinese
Dutch
English
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Spanish
Swedish

And each language has different voices to choose from. It's an incredibly cool application that is also practical: someone today asked me what the pronunciation of Aegean was, and I used the application to verify it. It's also fun to try out the different voices and English words in different accents if you choose a non-English language to voice them.

4 comments:

dana said...

Hey – I found this cool demo. Check it out!
http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_tran_example.php?sitepal

Virtual Translator - Type anything you want and an animated character will translate it and speak in another language!

For more demos: http://www.sitepal.com/demos

mj said...

Yeah, it's the same link as the one I put in this post.

dana said...

MJ - thanks for your reply... actually, while it is similar to the multilingual text to speech demo, it can also translate from one language to another. For example, you can type a sentence in English, and ask it to translate your sentence into Chinese or Spanish (you can choose from multiple languages) for you. Then the avatar will say your sentence in Chinese or whatever language you chose!

mj said...

Wow, that is very cool--I hadn't realized it can do all that. I thought it was the same. But that's what happens when you're sleep deprived ;)