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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

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

In Windows 10 settings, you can download the desired language and then 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

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


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.

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