TTS stands for text-to-speech,. It is the digitized audio rendering
software that converts the computer text into speech. This software
is developed in such a way that it can "read" text from a document, Web page or
e-Book and able to convert to these into robotic or human voice (male or female
both) pronouncing through a computer's speakers.
TTS software is very useful having variety of applications uses. This software is very useful for proofreading and for improving the correct pronunciation as it pronounce the text in a very exact and correct way as it happens. The user can catch the awkward phrases, missing words or pacing problems in his/her pronunciation and can also improve it. The advance feature of TTS is that it is able to convert text files into audio MP3 files that can then be transferred to a portable MP3 player or CD-ROM. This is a very time saving facility that allows the user to listen to reports or background materials in a non-working place or while performing other tasks.
The work of screen writing becomes very easy when the author takes the help of top screenwriting software having included TTS functionality because the writer can assign different voices of characters as well as ups and downs in his or her script in various languages including English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and many more.
The specialized TTS technology makes empowered to the visual disable or visual dyslexic person as it can also be able to convert the spoken words in to typing text format. The person has to pronounce the sentence correctly and TTS converts it into text format exactly. The program of the software varies in quality as requirement of the client.
Microsoft has provided a basic built-in- TTS engine in it's Window's XP version that can be upgraded with free online downloads. TTS software is very useful for education purpose as well as in medical terminology.
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