The Tamil TTS system provided by IITM and SSN College of Engineering, has a lengthy installation process.
I have written them here. https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/how-to-compile-tamil-tts-engine-from-source/
It may not be easy to follow and you may find some issues. To make the life easier, I have created shell script, to automate the entire process.
Here it is – https://github.com/tshrinivasan/tamil-tts-install
Edit the file, install-tamil-tts.sh
Fill the following details.
DOWNLOAD_PATH=/home/ubuntu/tts/packages #to download the required packages
COMPILE_PATH=/home/ubuntu/tts/compiled # to place the compiled files and folders
Register here http://htk.eng.cam.ac.uk/download.shtml and get a username and password
Then, execute the file as
cd COMPLIE_PATH ssn_hts_demo/scripts/complete “தமிழ் வாழ்க” linux
This will convert the text and store as wav in
you can play it with any audio player.
The full details of what is on the compile process is explained here. https://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/how-to-compile-tamil-tts-engine-from-source/
To hear a demo on how the tamil TTS system sounds, click here
Thanks for IITM Team – Prof Hema and Anju for their great support on helping us to get installed the tamil TTS system.