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    Default Text-to-Specch Engines for Accessible files-

    I've been trying to see which languages can be "listened to" in Acrobat Reader. Languages such as Arabic, Turkish, Japanese, German, etc....

    From what I've learned so far, if you want to listen to a PDF, you need to make sure that:
    1/You choose the right language in Acrobat.
    2/You have a Text-to-Speech Engine installed in your computer for the language you want to listen to.
    3/The pdf structure for Accessibility is correctly set (tags, etc...)

    Am I forgetting something?

    Do you know if Microsoft shares a database of Text-to-Speech engines (other than English and Spanish)?

    Thanks for the help.

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    I found that Microsoft has a bunch of Engines that you can download online for free:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=27224
    It can be a good starting point....but we are still missing Arabic, Turkish, etc...

    To be continued.

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    Default Re: Text-to-Specch Engines for Accessible files-

    Some of those languages are still in development phases.

    The main issue is that installing them in windows 7-8 can be quite problematic, not very user friendly.

    They did improve it for Windows 10 and later:

    https://support.office.com/en-us/art...5-4f6caf1ec5d3
    On any edition of Windows 10, click Start > Settings, and then follow these steps:


    1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Time & Language > Region & Language.
    2. Select Add a language and choose the language you want from the list. Only languages listed in the table below will have Text-to-Speech capabilities.
    3. After the new language has been installed (this may take a few moments), select it in the Region & Language list, and then select Options.

    4. Under Language options > Speech, select Download.

    5. Restart your computer. The Text-to-Speech voices will be installed when your machine turns back on.


    There's also Balabolka: Balabolka

    But you do need to download payed voice engines to make it really work.
    _Eidji

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