TTSLexx is an application that allows you to create and use a custom dictionary for Speech Services by Google.
It is most useful for languages with stress mark such as Russian, but can also help improve reading in other languages.
At least by making it easier to use “network” (online) voices.
It is a “quasi-TTS”, add-on on top of Google TTS, which changes the text according to your dictionary when transferring text from book reading applications to Google’s text-to-speech service.
Some of the features of TTSLexx:
– Built-in editor that creates a TTS.lexx dictionary in the app’s internal storage. (It can be accessed using:
– the Share function, which is available in almost all readers
– FastSet (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sia.netttsengine.fastset).
In the editor, with a swipe left and right, you can see what TTSLexx is receiving from the reader app and what, after processing, is passed to Google TTS.
TTSLexx picks up all dictionary changes “on the fly”.
The dictionary can be imported and exported to create a backup. (This is especially necessary before updating or reinstalling the app.)
– Selecting and remembering a voice to read, independent of the default Google voice.
– Removing dots at the end of sentences to avoid reading abbreviations (which are often not abbreviations).