Mimic (version 3 and above) is an offline open source Text-To-speech engine designed by Mycroft A.I. for the eponym Vocal Assistant.
It provides multiple voices, available in different languages and variants.
Its neural network is built upon some very good and some not-so-good models. Try some to be sure you get the best one for your need.
Mimic3 doesn’t need Mycroft, it can be run standalone as a service or command line utility.
When launched as a web server, it exposes its capability through a web API. This TTS bundle make use of this feature, so please take note : this openHAB TTS bundle is NOT a standalone ! it requires Mimic web server to run somewhere (on your openHAB computer, or your network)
- Using a POST method allows for longer request
- initial release