free software for the blind
(updated on Jan 8, 2009)
Notice: This package will not be updated because I have no time to maintain and it's not so necessary to maintain too. Please visit http://espeak.sf.net instead. However, I will continue to contribute to espeak. - Cameron
eSpeak-Chinese is a text-to-speech (TTS) software. It is developed based on eSpeak, which is owned by Jonathan Duddington (http://espeak.sf.net). eSpeak-Chinese includes full support of Mandarin and Cantonese, which are not in standard eSpeak because of the big dictionary size.
Main contributors of Mandarin support:
Main contributor of Cantonese support:
eSpeak-Chinese is an important package in the eGuideDog project. Another Chinese TTS eGuideDog-TTS is under development. It is designed in an easier way but bigger package size. It may produce more natural voice than eSpeak because it uses real person voice. It supports Cantonese, Mandarin and limited Korean now. For more information, please refer Ekho(余音).
Download page: eSpeak-Chinese (国/粤语)