6.2 CONFIGURATION OF THE SYNTHESIZED VOICE

Video tutorial

Tutorial

Si no disponemos de un motor de voz sintetizada, en primer lugar debemos descargarnos uno. At first we can use the “Google Voice Synthesis” which, although not of great quality, will allow us to “get by”. We open the “Google Play” and in the search field we write: “Google voice synthesis“.

Click on the Application tab.

We press “Install” and in the Permissions Confirmation window, click on “OK“.

The app will start to download.

Once downloaded and installed we return to the Android configuration. To do this, click on “Settings“.

Within “Settings” we will click on “Language and text input“.

Click on “Voice Synthesis

Once inside we see that two voice engines appear: “Picto TTS” (activated) and “Google Synthesis“. We activate this second.

When activating it, a warning message will appear that we must “Accept“.

Once “Accept” is pressed, the Google voice engine will be activated. Click on the engine configuration button.

Once inside, click on “Install voice files“.

In the list of languages we will look for “Spanish (Spain)” and we will click on it.

It will ask us to download the data for the selected voice. Click on the download button.

Once downloaded, the Spanish voice engine will become available to all applications that make use of it.

Within the configuration of the Synthesized Voices, the most interesting is, without a doubt, the speed at which the voice is read. This can be configured from the “Voice Synthesis” menu in the “Voice speed” option.

The “Normal” option is activated by default and we can choose any of the options that it offers us, adapting it to our needs.

Once the speed is changed we can hear an example of what it would sound like.

If we don’t want to resort to Google’s voice synthesis engine, we can purchase some of the paid voices on the market that offer, for little money, superior synthesis quality. Our recommendation is:

Vocalizer: Offers voices in more than 80 languages of great quality at €3.99 each. In Spanish we recommend the voice Jorge. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=es.codefactory.vocalizertts&hl=es

In order to assess other possible voice engines, we leave you a complete table with the supported languages and their price.

LANGUAGE SVOX ACAPELA IVONA GOOGLE ESPEAK
PRICE COMERCIAL COMERCIAL COMERCIAL

FREE IN BETA

FREE FREE
Arabic YES YES NO NO YES
Catalan NO YES NO NO YES
Chinese Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Mandarin NO NO Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese
Czech YES YES NO NO YES
Danish YES YES NO NO YES
Dutch YES Dutch, Dutch Belgian NO NO YES
English Australian English, US English, UK English Australian English, US English, British English, Indian English Australian English, US English, England English, Welsh English English USA, English England YES
Finnish YES YES NO YES
French European French, Canadian French European French, Canadian French YES YES YES
German YES YES NO France, Belgium
Greek YES YES NO NO YES
Hungarian YES NO NO YES
Icelandic NO YES NO YES
Italian YES YES YES YES YES
Japanese YES YES NO NO NO
Korean YES YES NO YES YES
Polish YES YES NO NO YES
Polish YES YES YES NO YES
Portuguese Portuguese, Portuguese of Brazil Portuguese, Portuguese of Brazil NO Brazilian Portuguese Portuguese, Portuguese of Brazil
Romanian NO NO YES NO YES
Russian YES YES NO NO YES
Slovak YES NO NO YES
Spanish Spanish Spain, Spanish Mexico Spanish – Spain,

US Spanish

Spanish – Spain,

US Spanish

Spanish – Spain,

US Spanish

Spanish – Spain,

US Spanish

Swedish YES Swedish, Swedish Finnish NO NO YES
Turkish YES YES NO NO YES