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~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~

Bengali Text-to-Speech Voice Problems

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Edit: I am trying to find the TTS program Kolfix. The web links to the site are either down or gone and the web archive isn't helping my case.
EDIT 2: Searching for Microsoft Simplified Chinese Male SAPI5; still searching
EDIT 3: I've been collecting free TTS voices in languages around the world and testing them. I just downloaded this Bengali TTS voice and am finding there's issues with it on my Windows 10 computer. While it can try speaking English the best it can, the TTS voice does not recognize Bengali script. I'm probably wrong, but do they use another alphabet for their language??? In the case of Mongolian TTS, I had to use Cyrillic script because the TTS did not recognize traditional script.
 

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16 hours ago, ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ said:

The title says it all. 

No, it doesn't.

You should (could) have added "SAPI5".

Some resources/lists:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2062625/microsoft-sam-sapi-alternatives

http://www.zero2000.com/free-text-to-speech-natural-voices.html

but there are not that many which are actually free AFAIK, a few may be free but for private use only, not commercial.

The "new" ones by MS are here, Helen and ZiraPro for en-US:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27224

 

MSSpeech_TTS_en-US_Helen.msi

MSSpeech_TTS_en-US_ZiraPro.msi

Or you could try espeak:

http://espeak.sourceforge.net/

(It has some SAPI5 voices)

jaclaz

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Now I'm trying to find an obscure TTS program called Kolfix. It's a freeware Hebrew TTS voice program that comes with a male and female voice! If anyone can help me with this please say anything!

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The download link indicated via wayback is:

http://www.almareader.com/Almareader.exe

From here: https://web.archive.org/web/20170722111908/http://www.kolfix.biz/download-ff.html

PDF I found relating to it: http://sfile-pull.f-static.com/image/users/233149/ftp/my_files/kolfix and AlmaReader installation and users guide.pdf?id=12302765

The link on this page works to get a version of almareader.exe

https://m.tau.ac.il/cc/helpdesk/general/kolfix/kolfix.html

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Now I'm trying to get Bengali TTS to work with Windows

https://github.com/Bangla-Language-Processing/Katha-Bangla-TTS

https://sourceforge.net/projects/tts-indianlang/files/Bengali_tts_windows/

I've tried both of these voices to no avail. The first Bengali voice installs successfully on Windows 10 (meant for 9x apparently), BUT does not work. I've tried copying and pasting Bengla text into balabolka but the speech does not synthesize. Either voice recognizes bengali:huh:

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