FLITE text-to-speech

FLITE text-to-speech

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Here's an interesting project. This is a Pocket PC 2003 compile of the FLITE 1.3 speech synthesis engine. FLITE is a subset of the fine Festival engine. It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well as an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques. Even if FLITE is only a subset, it still compiles to about an 2,5 Mb executable.

There is no source-code available for this item, since I didn't really code anything. FLITE is maintained by the CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) and already boasts experimental Windows CE support, so all I did was craft a project file and the little GUI. The source code for FLITE is available here.

The main authors of FLITE, Kevin A. Lenzo and Alan W Black excuses the "poor" speech quality. The sample rate is only 8 KHz and the speech rules are supposeably not one of the best samples around, but it shows the potential.

Installation Requirements

Pocket PC 2003

Installation Guide

  • Unzip the file to a temporary folder
  • Execute the Install.vbs script to install the CAB file.

Useful Links

FLITE homepage

Download Files

DownloadFLITE for PocketPC 2003
Source Code (project files only) (27 Kb)