Google today launched speech synthesizer voices on Google Translate. “One of the features of Google Translate that users enjoy the most is the ability to listen to the text they have just translated in audio form. To play an audio version of the translated text we use a speech synthesizer, a computer algorithm that converts text to speech,” said Google.
The new voices are available in three new languages — Arabic, Japanese, and Korean — and provide dramatic quality improvements for 17 other languages: Czech, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
So go ahead. Visit Google Translate and try a sentence or two.