MBROLA is a speech synthesizer based on the concatenation of diphones. It takes a list of phonemes as input, together with prosodic information (duration of phonemes and a piecewise linear description of pitch), and produces speech samples on 16 bits (linear), at the sampling frequency of the diphone database. It is therefore NOT a Text-To-Speech (TTS) synthesizer, since it does not accept raw text as input. In order to obtain a full TTS system, you need to use this synthesizer in combination with a text processing system that produces phonetic and prosodic commands. This software is the heart of the MBROLA project, the aim of which is to obtain a set a speech synthesizers for as many languages as possible, free of use for non-commercial applications. As such, it requires an MBROLA language/voice database to run properly. American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Breton, British English, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish voices are made available. Additional languages and voices will be available in the context of the MBROLA project. Some of these voices are available as mbrolavox-* packages, in the NetBSD packages system. For others, please consult the mbrola project's home page.
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