May 26, 2018
Small run-time speech synthesis engine
Flite is a small fast run-time speech synthesis engine. It is the latest addition to the suite of free software synthesis tools including University of Edinburgh’s Festival Speech Synthesis System and Carnegie Mellon University’s FestVox project, tools, scripts and documentation for building synthetic voices. However, flite itself does not require either of these systems to compile and run.
Flite is the answer to the complaint that Festival is too big, too slow, and not portable enough.