This is the last in the series about writing applications which convert text to speech. We started off the journey by introducing the final product, a Speech Tester JavaFX application.
It is this application that we are going to design and build here.
Continue reading “Designing and Building JavaFX Text to Speech Tester”
Are you interested in making your application speak? Converting text to speech within your application is fairly simple with the help of a few libraries. Let’s take a look at what is required to get FreeTTS and MBROLA working within your Java application. Continue reading “Java Text to Speech – the basics”
Now that we have a small collection of voices to choose from, see our previous article, let us turn our attention to making some noise from our Java application.
Just to get us going we will select a voice and use it to play a quote. The quote we will use for now is “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” The voice we will use is the 8-bit Kevin. Continue reading “Making noise”
Welcome to the third in the series on adding speech to a Java application. In the previous post, we wrote a small application to list out all the voices available in our Java FreeTTS speech synthesiser.
In this article, we will take a look at increasing the number of voices available to us by adding voices from MBROLA. Continue reading “Adding MBROLA speech to FreeTTS Java speech synthesiser”
In the last post we took a look at a small application to demonstrate making our program speak and the various voices and settings that can be used to alter the sound.
In this post, we are going to build a small proof of concept project to load the FreeTTS synthesiser and start to use it. Continue reading “JavaFX and adding basic speech”
Have you ever wondered how to make your application talk? Well, in this tutorial we take a look at a JavaFX application built to sample some voices. The application uses freely available tools such as FreeTTS and MBROLA to add speech into an application. Continue reading “JavaFX Text to Speech”
I was working on a project the other day and it had a requirement for speech. Based on some pre-agreed text, the application needed to play back the text to the user. Now, these days this sort of thing is common place. Alexa and Siri are well known services based on this sort of technology.
So, what if you want to convert text to speech how can you do this.
Continue reading “Making your program speak”