Text-to-speech allows a computer system to speak any text using either a synthetic or natural voice.

The text can be taken from documents, a website, text messages or integrated software system (where it’s not possible to show text on the screen).

Free and open Welsh language text-to-speech resources are available from the Language Technologies Portal, along with other resources that help developers use voices in various deployment environments. Resources are available as downloads or via an online API. The resources are based on an open source text-to-speech systems, namely MaryTTS (http://mary.dfki.de)


MaryTTS based resources

The portal’s MaryTTS resources enable you to use and create your own Welsh language synthetic voices. Voices are naturally sounding and are very easy to create.

All the necessary documentation and scripts to get you started with creating your own Welsh language text to speech can be found in the following GitHub repository: