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  • Ivona voices are the best by far but only for developers. Rspeak is also good

  • Anonymous

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    January 20, 2018 at 5:27 am

    There was an Android beta, but then Amazon bought them out and put them out of reach of the public. But they are almost like the real thing. Listen:

    https://www.ivona.com/us/about-us/voice-portfolio/

    They offer them to app developers for a subscription, requiring connecting to their servers for every query. But they offer them for an up-front price through their partners for “accessibility purposes.”

    https://www.ivona.com/us/for-individuals/voices-for-accessibility/

    The argument could be made that TTS always has an accessibility purpose. Even a sexbot needs a voice if you can’t read. I am guessing Realbotix looked at all the options before choosing CereProc, but on the way off chance this is somehow workable and they haven’t looked into it, here it is.

    I have done a lot of internet searching and listening to demos, and the only other one I can find that is available on mobile devices and might surpass CereProc is Rspeak.

    https://www.rspeak.com/

    They are purchasable through Readspeaker’s “Speech TTS” app. But if we use it, we lose all of Harmony’s unique sounds; those things in the asterisks. I don’t know if Realbotix would consider working with a second provider…

    One last note. I notice CereProc lists a “calm and friendly” version of Heather they call Claire.

    https://www.cereproc.com/en/products/voices

    Is that what we have, or is it the normal Heather? Claire is not in the Google Play Store. I would like to use Caitlin (the Irish girl), but she seems so much more flat. I kind of hope they are working with Realbotix on a more expressive version.

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