French speech synth Synthese Vocale

by wolf_ on 25-02-2008, 17:03
Topic: Software

The French website MSX Café has published an MSX utility of over 20 years old, made by French MSX users Patrice Auffret, Frédéric Hartard and Henri Frere. This program from 1987 converts given text to French speech using the Philips Music module. It reproduces words using 30 phonemes, and the result can afterwards be used in BASIC!  

Relevant link: MSX Café - Synthese Vocale

Comments (9)

By spl

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27-02-2008, 01:13

Very interesting, I must try it Big smile

By snout

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27-02-2008, 08:01

Nice one! I remember toying around with a very decent speech synth for the C64 long long time ago and have always wondered why the MSX stayed behind on this. Of course, in the Netherlands we did have "Zeg het maar" for the turboR Smile

By Manuel

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02-03-2008, 17:25

Although the French article on MSX Cafe says it doesn't run in emulators, I think it runs fine on them. At least on openMSX where I tried, but I guess also on blueMSX.

By Louthrax

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25-02-2017, 23:42

Anyone would still have this cool utility? Link seems dead...

By Sebbeug

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26-02-2017, 09:28

[french ON]
Ici mon ami ;)
[french OFF]

By Louthrax

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26-02-2017, 12:04

Coool, thanks a lot Sebbeug !

By Sebbeug

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26-02-2017, 13:43

You're welcome Wink

By vbeltrao

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23-07-2021, 11:59

Any one got a copy of this program laying around? Web site is long gone.

By Grauw

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23-07-2021, 17:23

See the link in Sebbeug’s comment above.