Babel Releases Arabic Language Version of BrightSpeech

MONS, BELGIUM - Babel Technologies S.A. has announced the availability of "Salma," its BrightSpeech Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine in Modern Arabic language version. The Arab language addition to the BrightSpeech TTS engine is a breakthrough in terms of naturalness, flexibility and fast response time for the many telecoms, assistive technologies and high-end multimedia solutions. This new language development includes a diacritizer. This module automatically adds vowels to the text that is used by the engine. "Our partners, especially the ones in the Middle East have been anxiously waiting for this new language development," said Vincent Fontaine, CEO of Babel Technologies. "This high quality synthesizer is already getting a lot of attention from the Arabic market. With Salma, our BrightSpeech Arabic, we aim for market leadership in the international Arabic world." The software has now been released in Arabic (Modern), Dutch (B), French, German, Spanish, Swedish and U.S. English, and an on-going development effort ensures that it will progressively cover Babel's full range of 18 languages. In the course of 2004, BrightSpeech will also be adapted to mobile platforms to provide the same unequalled naturalness and supreme voice quality for automotive and mobile device applications.
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