Category: Main Special Purpose Speakonia


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Speakonia is a notepad like application that integrates Microsoft's Text-to-speech engine, much like Apple's text editor, and features the ability to "read" web pages, as well as .wav output (which is unlocked after registering, which is also free). Available freely from CFS-Technologies web site.

Application Details:

License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.16

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Test Results

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What works

Text to Speech (included voices from L&H)
Pitch and Speed sliders (did not work a few years ago)
Reading a web page (see What was not tested for more info)
Copying text (see What does not work for more info)
Using the additional Microsoft Voices (Mary, Sam & Mike; must be installed separately) (see What was not tested for more info)
Saving and Retrieving text files
Reading clipboard from other Wine apps
Saving Speech to .wav
HTML help (Wine loads additional components )
Lexicon (only after restarting Speakonia)

What does not

Reading clipboard from Linux apps (pasting to Linux makes the selected text spoken in a loop, disable this option in the Tools menu)

The buttons Apply and Test sometimes do not produce an auditive confirmation.
The play button sometimes does not reset at the end of the text. Manually clicking on stop is required. (for example, when using "Tell current time", you need to press stop then press "tell current date" to hear the date)


What was not tested

Reading a web page through proxy
The additional language packs (only the the additional Microsoft Voices were tested)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Works on Debian Unstable.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 25 20161.9.16Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinux Lite 1.0.6Aug 23 20131.6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20111.3.25No Not installable Garbagelfaraone 
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Jan 24 20121.0.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20070.9.35.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

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