[Athen] Text-to-Speech Software that Reads Russian

James A. A.James at soton.ac.uk
Wed Jul 9 12:41:38 PDT 2014

If you want to OCR Russian text have a look at Abbyy Finereader supports Russian http://finereader.abbyy.com/professional/.

If you have TTS program already that let's you select different voices it maybe worth going back to manufacturer and asking if they can provide a Russian voice. Otherwise Ivona have one that can be purchased http://www.ivona.com/en/voices/. With Balabolka you still need to have a Russian SAPI voice installed.

Best wishes

Abi James

University of Southampton, UK

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On 9 Jul 2014, at 20:33, "Teresa Haven" <Teresa.Haven at nau.edu<mailto:Teresa.Haven at nau.edu>> wrote:

Hi, Michelle. Check out Balabolka and see if it will meet your needs. It is a TTS utility, not a full scan-and-read system, but Russian is one of its supported languages.


Teresa Haven, Ph.D.
Accessibility Analyst
Northern Arizona University

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Subject: [Athen] Text-to-Speech Software that Reads Russian

Hello all,
We recently had a student request alternative formats for several Russian language classes. Our text-to-speech software reads English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Finnish, but not Russian.
Do any of you know of a text-to-speech or screen-reading software (preferably the former) that can recognize and read text aloud in Russian?

Thank you for any recommendations!

Michele Joy Bromley
Inclusive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resource Center
Portland State University

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