free software for the blind
(updated on Feb 13, 2011)
Ekho (余音) - a simple Chinese TTS
Please refer to Ekho (余音) TTS
Download page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/e-guidedog/files/WebSpeech/
eSpeak-Chinese - Chinese version of eSpeak TTS
Please refer to eSpeak-Chinese
zhspeak - lightweight Chinese TTS
Download page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/e-guidedog/files/zhspeak
WebAnywhere - web-based screen reader
Download page: http://code.google.com/p/webanywhere/downloads/list
Festival for Windows
If you want to know how to build it yourself, refer to How to Build Festival on Windows.
praat with espeakedit plug-in (windows version)
I compiled it with MinGW. It will be useful for eSpeak developers. However, this no longer works for the latest eSpeak version because eSpeak uses praat_5xxx now. praat_5xxx seems not able to be built on Windows because it uses ALSA library.
Download link: praat_4519_espeakedit.exe (5M)
eGuideDog::Festival (Perl module) - Wrapper of common functions of Festival TTS
Festival is a famous open source TTS engine, which is written in Scheme (a variant of Lisp). To do some controlling with the voice, for example, speaking some words in a stronger voice or speaking it faster, Scheme language should be used. I've already wrote a Perl module for common Festival functions.
Download page: eGuideDog::Festival
Speech::eSpeak (Perl module) - Perl extension for eSpeak TTS
Download page: Speech::eSpeak
eGuideDog::Dict::Cantonese (Perl module) - An informal Jyutping dictionary.
Download page: eGuideDog::Dict::Cantonese
eGuideDog::Dict::Mandarin (Perl module) - An informal Pinyin dictionary.
Download page: eGuideDog::Dict::Mandarin