Text to Speech

Extension Description
Text to Speech Extension allows projects which use it to output synthesized speech. The service is provided by Amazon Web Services.

Introduction

The Text to Speech Extension is an extension that allows projects which use it to output synthesized speech. The service is provided by Amazon Web Services.

Voices

There are five types of voices that can be selected with the set voice to () block:

Name Description
alto standard female voice
tenor standard male voice
squeak high-pitched female voice
giant deep male voice
kitten repeatedly says “meow” but sometimes at a different length

Supported Languages

This extension allows the language of the voice to be changed, but there are not as many languages as the Translate extension.

  1. Arabic
  2. Chinese (Mandarin)
  3. Danish
  4. Dutch
  5. English
  6. French
  7. German
  8. Hindi
  9. Icelandic
  10. Italian
  11. Japanese
  12. Korean
  13. Norwegian
  14. Polish
  15. Portuguese (Brazilian)
  16. Portuguese (European)
  17. Romanian
  18. Russian
  19. Spanish (European)
  20. Spanish (Latin American)
  21. Swedish
  22. Turkish
  23. Welsh

Python Coding Examples

PictoBlox Blocks

The speak () block uses the text-to-speech tool to speak the given text. It will speak the selected voice with the chosen language in the set language to () block. Usage of the block is limited to 128 characters. If a string longer than 128 characters is given, then only the first 128 characters will be spoken.
The block causes the text in the Text to Speech extension to be spoken using the pronunciation of the given language but does not translate the text.
The block changes the current voice used in Text to Speech.
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