Freshmeat page: http://freshmeat.net/projects/mwspeaker/
Speech synthesis as bad as it gets...
M-W Speaker takes a phrase (no punctuation please), takes each work, looks it up on the Meriam Webster website, downloads the sound file, and then, once it has sound files for each word in the phrase, plays them all back to back. The result is something that resembles the sentence with any proper names and words not considered proper english words removed. This process is pretty slow since each word has to be looked up and the sound file downloaded by hey :)
This is mostly just for fun. I see no practical use for this whatsoever. It's written in Python
This project has the following developers:
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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