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1eSpeak is a compact, multi-language, open source 2text-to-speech synthesizer. 3 4This version is a SAPI5 compatible Windows speech engine 5which should work with screen readers such as Jaws, 6NVDA, and Window-Eyes. 7 8There is also a version of eSpeak which can be run as a 9command-line program. This is in eSpeak\command-line. 10Read docs\commands.html for details. 11 12 13 14Voices and Languages 15==================== 16 17The available Voices can be seen as files in the directory 18 espeak-edit/voices. 19 20To change which eSpeak Voices are available through 21Windows, re-run the installer and specify up to six 22Voice files which you want to use. 23 24The tone of a Voice can be modified by adding a variant 25name after the Voice name, eg: 26 pt+f3 27 28The available variants are: 29male: +m1 +m2 +m3 +m4 +m5 30female: +f1 +f2 +f3 +f4 31other effects: +croak +wisper 32 33These variants are defined by text files in 34 espeak-edit/voices/!v 35 36 37Updates 38======= 39 40The eSpeak project homepage is at: 41 http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ 42 43Comments, corrections, and other feedback and assistance 44is sought from native speakers of the various languages 45because I've no idea how they are supposed to sound :-) 46 47To make changes to pronunciation rules and exceptions, 48or to change the sounds of phonemes, or just to experiment 49with speech synthesis, download the "espeakedit" program. 50 51 52License 53======= 54 55This software is licencsed under the GNU General Public License 56version3. See file: License.txt.