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Brian, the thing is Eloquence is one of the best synths on other languages like spanish. I use espeak-ng without problem, but espeak doesn't speak a good spanish, he is clearly not a native Spanish speaker, he is more of an English speaker who learned to speak in Spanish and for not to be Spanish his first language does it well, but not as a Spanish speaker. If you see who is requesting Eloquence, many us are speakers of other languages (well, I don't request eloquence or similar because I know it will not be available for free, and espeak is good for my needs).
However, this has been said on several occasions in the list already, also in other forums, and I personally think it is a sterile discussion on this point. I only explain it because I don't think it can be characterized as an addiction to wanting to hear your native language spoken correctly and not with letters like "r","d","t", with a strange accent.
On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 6:10 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:
None of the 'real' Eloquence libraries now available are free. As I think somebody said, Sappi 4 Via Voice is similar but not exactly Eloquence and can still work, but a lot of people are spending their money as as a well as the old Eloquence if you buy a package you get other voices more suited to reading docs and this can be set up as a user profile so you can hear more comfortable readings while still retaining the quick and dirty access in menus etc.