I Got TTS Software On My Computer But It Does Not Have Any Voices And I Need To Find VIVONA Voices But It's Only For Windows, And There Is No Apsolute Way I'm Using Windows Again! May You Help Me Find IVONA Voices For My Computer?
Sounds Like Running It Through Wine Is The Only Thing I Could Do. I Did Not Want To Use Wine Cause It Might Not Work But I Was Wrong!I run a coupla TTS apps in Puppy. They're all Windows apps, running under WINE.......TTS Reader, Balabolka, and what was at one time the "industry standard", TextAloud!
You have to install a few Windows items into WINE, then you need to install voices as part of the "back-end" stuff before installing the apps themselves. The good news is that once everything's in place, these do work very well.......even though these are the older-type, less 'natural-sounding' voices than what we have available today.
I found a free source for some of the AT&T "NaturalVoices" from a few years ago. Do be aware that these are NOT small packages, and the average "voice" can run out anywhere between 600-800 MB, each.
Although you can find equivalents for pretty much anything on our side of the fence, text-to-speech is one of the very few areas where Linux is NOT well represented, and Linux TTS software is nearly non-existent. A few open-source 'engines' exist, though they need to be 'trained', and to make a usable package you still need to add a lot of items yourself.
@f33dm3bits is right, I'm afraid; Windows has this particular facet sewn-up, and all devs who cover this area do so exclusively for Windows. But most Windows TTS software runs well under WINE.....with one exception; don't bother with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, because they've made good and sure that their paid-for software will ONLY work properly under Windows itself. And an annual subscription costs an arm & a leg.
(Unlike some Linux purists, I have no issues with using WINE. I will run whatever mixture of software it takes to achieve the end result I'm after. There's no shame in using Windows software; no denying that for some things, you simply can't beat it. For other stuff, Linux will run rings round it. At the end of the day, it's a simple case of using whatever works for YOU.)
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wine
sudo dnf install wine
sudo pacman -S wine
sudo apt install espeak
sudo dnf install espeak
sudo pacman -S espeak
sudo apt install festival
sudo dnf install festival
sudo pacman -S festival