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Penfriend XL as well as Penfriend XL and XP Portables come with text-to-speech voices from CereProc. Called Heather, Sarah, Katherine, Suzanne and William, these beautifully accented SAPI speakers make listening a pleasure. Moreover, the voices work in Penfriend XL Portable without any installation!
Penfriend FR (for French users) includes the Suzanne voice, a native speaker of French.
Listen to some sample voices
Please note that Penfriend does not include all of the voices available on the Cereproc web site.
Download more voices
Current Penfriend products are compatible with any SAPI5 voices, meaning that you can download additional speech engines for reading out your predictions, screen, and so on.
There are some voices which cost money, and others which are freely downloadable. The licence conditions of each supplier vary, and Penfriend Ltd is not responsible for checking that your usage meets their terms.
You may already have some of these installed on your computer as part of other applications. If you want one or more of the voices noted here, download them onto your computer and then install them. You may need to be logged in as administrator. Similarly if you are installing SAPI4 voices you may need to install the SAPI4 runtime.
Free Downloads for SAPI5
- espeak There is now a free SAPI 5 voice produced by Jonathan Duddington and freely available. This is developed from the voice that was used in Penfriend W3. It works excellently for speech feedback in Penfriend XP and screen reading with Penfriend XL.