RoboVoice Speaker provides a text-to-speech service, which you can easily add to a web site. It is powered by Microsof Translator, so a lot of speaking languages are available for your users.
- Easy text-to-speech API .
- Automatical language detection.
- Playing text parts one by one.
- No dependences from extra frameworks.
- Compatible browsers: Internet Explorer (IE6+), Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Opera.
The library uses a text-to-speech API of Microsoft Translator, so a Bing AppID is required to work with it. You can get the AppID at Bing developer center.
For a non-commercial applications, the Microsoft Translator service is free within following limitations:
- a text size must be less 1024 chars;
- maximum 50 requests in a minute per an IP address;
- an attribution to Microsoft Translator (like a “powered by …” text at a web page).
Good news, RoboVoice Speaker can split a long text on chunks automatically, and play them one by one.
The library is compatible with all browsers, that can play WAV -files by an audio HTML5 element. If it is not supported, then RoboVoice falls back to Windows Media Player (WMP7+) to play the files.
Version 1.1 (12 Apr 2011)
- Added new examples for a talkbox, event subscriptions, using of an external audio player.
- Fixed escaping of special chars in text in case it is wrapped by double quotes.
- Initial version.