27 June 2021: Voxin 3.3rc5

Compatibility of the Vocalizer Embedded voices on Raspberry Pi OS 64 bits (and still 32 bits), graphical install (on demand, beta release, for Debian based distro) and others enhancements or fixes...

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Compatibility:

Voxin 3.3rc5 embeds one of the 400 voices of Vocalizer Embedded or IBM TTS for several GNU/Linux distributions.

The objective is to have more TTS choices for Orca, Emacspeak and possibly the console based screen readers on various architectures.

Expected schedule
third trimester of 2021: new user dictionary (regex based), annotations, compatibility with Emacspeak

Object

Voxin is an easily installable add-on which provides text-to-speech to blind users of GNU/Linux.

From version 2.0, Voxin is compatible with much more distributions (and their family: derivatives, parent distro).

The included speech dispatcher modules work with speech-dispatcher version >= 0.7.1 .

The last tested distributions are displayed below. Much more should be compatible.

Voxin 3.3rc5 is compatible with Emacspeak (IBM TTS), Fenrir, Orca/Speech-Dispatcher, SBL.

The installation of Emacspeak and Voxin (Viavoice Outloud) is facilitated by the emacspeak voxin installer compatible Emacspeak 49.0 and more recent versions.

Voxin includes only one language. For installing two languages, you may want to purchase two Voxin packages.

Get Voxin

Oralux.org, not-for-profit association, sells Voxin on-line at low cost (no financial benefit).

The customer will have to accept the licenses: for example, the voice synthesizer must be used with the software components expected by Voxin, on the user's computer and for her own use.

Visit please this page for getting Voxin .

Installation

Note: if you prefer a graphical install, please send a mail to contact at oralux.org to get the beta release of the graphical installer (for Debian based distro)

Otherwise, in a shell terminal, uncompress the archive and launch the installer:

For example, if you have the voxin-enu-3.3rc5.tgz file:

tar -xf voxin-enu-3.3rc5.tgz

and run the voxin installer as root.

For example:

cd voxin-3.3rc5

cd voxin-enu-3.3rc5

If sudo is installed:

sudo --login $PWD/voxin-installer.sh

Otherwise:

su --login -c $PWD/voxin-installer.sh

Update

There is usually one update per each new stable release of the supported distros.

Your initial download link points on the last release of Voxin.

If you have Vocalizer Embedded and IBM TTS voices, just use one of your Vocalizer Embedded links to update Voxin.

To be informed, please subscribe to the Voxin RSS feed or visit the update page.