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How to Add Text-to-Speech Languages in Windows

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Depending on your Windows version, you can install many TTS (Text-to-Speech) enabled languages (Voices) using Windows Settings (Control Panel).

Install a new Text-to-Speech language in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Please note: Windows 10 Single Language Edition and Windows 11 Single Language Edition may not allow installing new languages.

In Windows settings, you can download and set your speech language.

  1. Click the Start button, and then select Settings.
  2. With the Windows Settings in view, select Time & Language.
  3. Select Language, then select Add a language.
  4. Choose the language you want from the list. The language will begin to install.
  5. Go to Speech, and make sure the Speech language is set.
  6. Sign out and then sign back in for the new settings to take effect.

Add a language

Install a new Text-to-Speech language in Windows 8.1

Please note: Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition may not allow installing new languages.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Language.
  3. Click Add a Language.

Install a new Text-to-Speech language in Windows 7

Please note: Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Region and Language.
  3. Click Keyboards and Languages.
  4. Click Install/uninstall languages under Display language.

Text-to-Speech languages and voices available in Windows 10 and Windows 11 (Speech_OneCore Voices)

Language, country or region Male Female
Arabic - Hoda
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Naayf -
Bulgarian Ivan -
Cantonese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR) Danny Tracy
Catalan - Herena
Chinese (Simplified) Kangkang Huihui, Yaoyao
Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) Zhiwei Yating, Hanhan
Croatian Matej -
Czech (Czech Republic) Jakub -
Danish - Helle
Dutch Frank -
English (Australia) James Catherine
English (Canada) Richard Linda
English (Great Britain) George Hazel, Susan
English (India) Ravi Heera
English (Ireland) Sean -
English (United States) David, Mark Zira
Finnish - Heidi
Flemish (Belgian Dutch) Bart -
French (Canada) Claude Caroline
French (France) Paul Hortence, Julie
French (Switzerland) Guillaume -
German (Austria) Michael -
German (Germany) Stefan Hedda, Katja
German (Switzerland) Karsten -
Greek Stefanos -
Hebrew Asaf -
Hindi (India) Hemant Kalpana
Hungarian (Hungary) Szabolcs -
Indonesian (Indonesia) Andika -
Italian Cosimo Elsa
Japanese Ichiro Ayumi, Haruka
Korean - Heami
Malay Rizwan -
Norwegian Jon -
Polish (Poland) Adam Paulina
Portuguese (Brazil) Daniel Maria
Portuguese (Portugal) - Helia
Romanian (Romania) Andrei -
Russian (Russia) Pavel Irina
Slovak (Slovakia) Filip -
Slovenian Lado -
Spanish (Spain) Pablo Helena, Laura
Spanish (Mexico) Raul Sabina
Swedish Bengt -
Tamil Valluvar -
Thai (Thailand) Pattara -
Turkish Tolga -
Vietnamese An -

Text-to-Speech languages and voices available in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Language Code Gender Voice name
English (USA) en-US Female Microsoft Zira
English (USA) en-US Male Microsoft David
English (GB) en-GB Female Microsoft Hazel
English (India) en-IN Female Microsoft Heera
Chinese (China) zh-CN Female Microsoft Huihui
Chinese (Hong Kong) zh-HK Female Microsoft Tracy
Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW Female Microsoft Hanhan
French (France) fr-FR Female Microsoft Hortense
German (Germany) de-DE Female Microsoft Hedda
Italian (Italy) it-IT Female Microsoft Elsa
Japanese (Japan) ja-JP Female Microsoft Haruka
Korean (Korea) ko-KR Female Microsoft Heami
Polish (Poland) pl-PL Female Microsoft Paulina
Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR Female Microsoft Maria
Russian (Russia) ru-RU Female Microsoft Irina
Spanish (Spain) es-ES Female Microsoft Helena
Spanish (Mexico) es-MX Female Microsoft Sabina

How to convert text to MP3

If you need to simply convert some text to audio or you're just looking for a way to preview some content without having to actually spend time reading it, Vovsoft Text to MP3 Converter can do both, offering you choices for the used speech engine, as well as the output audio format.

Text to MP3 Converter screenshot

This software supports all the voices available in Windows. It can read aloud any text document and save as MP3 or WAV file.

⚠️ In cases where Vovsoft Text to MP3 Converter is unable to recognize certain speech engines, please right-click the application icon and click Run as administrator.

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May 6, 2023 at 04:19 am (PST) | Reply
Pourriez vous publier en bon français un vrai mode d'emploi de votre lecteur de texte pour installer SIMPLEMENT ET FACILEMENT une voix FRANÇAISE ?
Pouvez vous détailler ce mode d'emploi CLIC PAR CLIC ? Car les explications sont actuellement incompréhensibles : nous voulons juste un guide clic après clic pour pouvoir LIRE UN TEXTE EN BON FRANÇAIS QUI EST LA LANGUE MONDIALE UNIVERSELLE.
Merci de prendre la demande de milliers de personnes en considérations !

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May 6, 2023 at 04:10 am (PST) | Reply
Bonjour, je ne comprend absolument RIEN à vos "explications" !!!!!!!

Pourriez-vous nous expliquer, ...si possible EN BON FRANÇAIS LANGUE UNIVERSELLE ! PAS EN ANGLAIS MERÇI ! Pourriez vous nous expliquer comment installer des langues françaises et uniquement des langues françaises TOUT SIMPLEMENT ET AVEC UNE EXPLICATION CLIC APRÈS CLIC.
Où cliquer pour aboutir à pouvoir lire un texte TOUT SIMPLEMENT merci .
Si vous voulez être compris, expliquer comme ceci :
"1 >> cliquer à tel endroit,
2>> cliquer à tel autre endroit,
3>> faire tel choix ou aller sur tel site télécharger EXACTEMENT TEL OU TEL FICHIER?
4>> ETC
...ETC .
merci d'avoir la gentillesse de donner un VRAI mode d'emploi, et non un charabia pour les gens qui veulent perdre leurs journées .
Nous comptons sur vous,
ce serait très dommage que les gens boycottent votre logiciel ...simplement à cause de TRÈS MAUVAISES EXPLICATIONS.

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Feb 6, 2023 at 11:15 am (PST) | Reply
Is there an API or functionality to convert multiple TXT files?
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Feb 6, 2023 at 03:40 pm (PST) | Reply
Hello Xabier. Download the latest version of Text to Mp3 Converter and use the menu: File > Batch Conversion

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