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I am looking for TTS (Text To Speech) engine for Cantonese.

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Are you interested in Hong Kong Cantonese, or Canton Cantonese? Although these two are mostly similar, there are some key differences (in addition to the accents). –  Randolf Richardson Jul 21 '11 at 17:00
    
Uhm.. anyone care to explain the downvotes? –  Shiki Jul 21 '11 at 17:05
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@Randolf Richardson : They are both OK ! –  ITFan Jul 21 '11 at 20:38

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There's a web site here that can do this (they support a number of Mandarin voices, one of which uses a Cantonese dialect; please also note that the "Taiwanese" voice listed is actually speaking Mandarin rather than the local Taiwanese dialect {which is not the same as Mandarin despite some misunderstanding by many foreigners that it is}):

  SitePal - Text to speech
  http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal

You can enter the following Chinese characters (which are a rough translation of a William Shakespear quotation, which I've also included for your convenience):

  • 溢出的良好轉換壞。
  • An overflow of good converts to bad.
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It's good but I need a engine to be installed on Windows in order to use it in Lingoes - a dictionary. –  ITFan Jul 21 '11 at 20:41
    
Oh, then what you need to mention in your question somewhere is that you "need text-to-speech software that doesn't require constant access to the internet, and is in the form of a self-contained/stand-alone program." –  Randolf Richardson Jul 22 '11 at 1:00
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Hm... Maybe you're right. It's a package can be installed same as Microsoft Anna voiced in Windows 7. –  ITFan Jul 22 '11 at 13:39

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