For customers using Learning Tools for OneNote, Word, or Read Aloud in the Microsoft Edge browser, this article documents ways to download new languages for the Text-to-Speech feature in different versions of Windows.
On any edition of Windows 10, click Start > Settings, and then follow these steps:
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Select the Start button, then select Settings > Time & Language > Region & Language.
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.
After the new language has been installed (this may take a few moments), select it in the Region & Language list, and then select Options.
Under Language options > Speech, select Download.
Restart your computer. The Text-to-Speech voices will be installed when your machine turns back on.
The latest Windows 10 comes with two US English accent voices: Microsoft Zira (a female voice), and David (a male voice). On Windows 8 or 8.1, there are three text to speech voices available: Microsoft David (US male), Zira (US female) and Hazel (UK female). Microsoft Windows 10 comes with two text-to-speech engines or voices which vary for different language versions of Windows. For example, the US English version of Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Zira and Microsoft David voices. How to install programmatically Windows 10 Text To Speech Voices on Windows 10 computer user? Android app Text-to-Speech voice download notification for users.
Male voice name
Female voice name
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
Catalan Spanish (Spain)
Czech (Czech Republic)
English (Great Britain)
English (United States)
Flemish (Belgian Dutch)
Hong Kong (zh-HK)
Third-party Text-to-Speech languages:
Additional Text-to-Speech languages can be purchased from the following third-party providers:
Note: These options are provided for informational purposes only. Microsoft does not endorse any particular third-party software, nor can it offer any support for their installation and use. For help with these products, please contact their original manufacturer.
Free Text-to-Speech languages are available for download from Open source provider eSpeak. These languages work on Windows 7, but some may not yet work on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. View a list of available eSpeak languages and codes for more information.
Download eSpeak languages
In your browser, visit http://espeak.sourceforge.net/download.html.
Download the 'Compiled for Windows' version, titled setup_espeak-1.48.04.exe.
When the download is finished, click Next at the first Setup screen to begin installation.
Confirm the installation path, and then click Next.
Enter the two-letter code(s) for the language(s) and flag(s) that you want to install. For example, if you planned to add Text-to-Speech for English, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, and Czech, your screen would look like this:
To use alternate voices for a language, you can select additional commands to change various voice and pronunciation attributes. For more information, visit http://espeak.sourceforge.net/voices.html. Pre-set voice variants can be applied to any of the language voices by appending a plus sign (+) and a variant name. The variants for male voices are +m1, +m2, +m3, +m4, +m5, +m6, and +m7. The variants for female voices are +f1, +f2, +f3, +f4, and +f5. You can also choose optional voice effects such as +croak or +whisper.
Select Next twice, then select Install to complete installation.