Tuesday, September 26, 2006

KTTS and the French Connection III

Over a year ago, I blogged about the sad state of free synthesizers for the French language. A few months ago, the Cicero synthesizer emerged as a solution. Since then, someone named JJL pointed me to his blog for another solution (French language). It uses a GPLed program called LLiaPhon to do text-to-phoneme conversion, and then uses mbrola to produce the audio. JJL even mentions how to get it working with KTTS - the KDE Text-to-Speech System.