The Talking Web is a web based text to speech application by Martin Kaltenbrunner. These pages were developed while I was studying "Media
Technology and Media Design" at the Hagenberg College of Engineering in Austria, Europe. The project is based on the
freely available speech software mbrola
and is running on a Linux server.
Basically the text you enter is sent to the server where so
called TTP converters translate it into a common phoneme, exactly a
processable by mbrola. Mbrola then uses a diphone database for each
language to create a wav file, which is then sent back
to your browser. Optionally the script can also convert this file to a
real audio stream, which improves the performance for you (not for the
server ;-), if you have installed a real audio player.
The Talking Web is freely usable for anybody. Using the wav file option
also allows you to download the audio file for personal use. If you do so,
you are invited to use this
to link to this page.
Have fun with it!