OddCast.com has created a demo of their text-to-speech technology that’s fun and a little creepy (the animated woman’s eyes follow your cursor, and sometimes a male voice comes out of her mouth). You can pick from thirteen languages (Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish) and various voices (for Japanese, for example, Miyu [female] or Show [male]); just enter text in the language you pick and hit “Say it!” (Via MetaFilter, where one of the commenters indicates that you only get a certain amount of free access, so ration your experiments accordingly.)


  1. I can’t be the only one mischievous enough to type in a sentence in a given language and have it read out loud in another… Hah!

  2. David Marjanović says

    GAAAAH! You scare me, BdG.

  3. Or what about making an american speak another language?
    Kate (US) seems talented enough – although she doesn’t handle the dutch and german g very well…
    ig sprayg airchood nayderlahns
    yai tayler ossa got dansk
    oont myne doyet shis ouchere gute

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