Description of App
The eSpeak NG is a compact open source software text-to-speech synthesizer. It supports more than 100 languages and accents. It is based on the eSpeak engine created by Jonathan Duddington.
This app adds a compatibility layer between eSpeak NG library and Apple VoiceOver.
hi all, I still can't understand though, that the regional variants are in the e-speak app for english, but only Uk, and US, are languages for voiceover?
does this support dictionaries?
Could projects like the Dictionary one for Eloquences be ported to eSpeak? Can this be made to sound close to Eloquence?
Re: Does this support dictionaries?
Dennis, no to both. The Eloquence dictionary can't be ported to eSpeak-NG, and despite what some people believe about eSpeak-NG's Klat voices, they never sound similar to Eloquence. eSpeak-NG should be appreciated as is because of its multilingual aspects, clarity, the light resources it requires, etc. Of course, it does support dictionaries, but the format isn't similar to that of Eloquence.
Hi everyone. To the people who made this synthesizer possible to work with voiceover, that’s awesome! I love what you have done, and I was wondering if there are any more synthesizes out there for voiceover, or if ESpeak is the only option
to Will and anybody else wondering about this, ESpeak can't do anything about this at the moment.
On iOS, currently, VoiceOver allows synthesizers to use only exactly the same languages VoiceOver already supports.
So, for example, if VoiceOver doesn't support Amharic, or some other dialect of a language, you can add it to VoiceOver, but it will simply do nothing. Switching to it isn't possible.
This is a limitation or a bug of the new API. I recommend writing to Apple and explaining about this problem, and hopefully they will fix it in a future update.
On Mac OS,this limitation doesn't exist at all and you can add any language that ESpeak supports.
running on Mac?
I'm trying to get this loaded on my apple silicon Mac. Any idea how to do this?
New York City US Accent
Tell Apple you want your app to sound like it's from the Bronx! LOL!
On launch I get Error…
On launch I get Error loading: The operation couldn’t be completed. (component error -1.)
Any ideas? Thanks
new voice variants
I am very disappointed that the app developer will not add the new espeak variants such as espeak Glenn, baby, bobby, Paul3, etcetera!! I even emailed him about it!! They are important because they make espeak sound a lot better. They make it sound a bit more like eloquence or decTalk. so please add them.
I would like to see Glenn added as well
I would like to see Espeak updated to add Glenn as well. Please and Thank you.
This is Great News
Thought I had posted a comment to this thread already, but I guess not. Anyhows...this is amazing and hopefully I will upgrade to a newer iPhone soon so that I can grab myself a copy of this little gem. Not that my current iPhone isn't amazing enough, but it's starting to show its age somewhat and I already have enough apps on there as it is. But I used eSpeak with NVDA and liked it. Hopefully that will also be the case in iOS.
Update March 12: Well curiosity got the best of me as it often does, and I thought I'd try getting this little gem on my M1 Mac. Sure enough, I was able to do that and it is working great thus far. I like all the voices that are currently available, and am now using Adam. I honestly wish I had all day to play with this thing, but I'm going somewhere later and a neighbor is probably going to call and/or stop by again soon.