In the past couple of months I've been posting new posts asking about the Nuance RealSpeak Thai voice, Narisa, in particular, but I just noticed that this question about the RealSpeak Voices was asked about six years ago, apparently inconclusively. I suppose that either the voices were looked into and rejected, or maybe (I hope) they weren't looked into due to some temporary factor, then forgotten......
BURLINGTON, Mass., August 3, 2006 -Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), the world's leading supplier of speech and imaging solutions, today introduced a Thai text-to-speech (TTS) engine that dynamically converts any input text into spoken output. The new female TTS voice, named Narisa, can be used to deliver premium voice quality and natural-sounding synthesized speech for call center and network-based speech applications, as well as automotive, desktop and mobile applications.
Developed in conjunction with Chulalongkom University in Thailand, Narisa is the latest addition to the Nuance RealSpeak® TTS portfolio, a collection of nearly 40 voices representing more than 25 different languages and dialects. Whether users want to enhance call center service, develop automated voice dialing applications, speech-enable an in-car navigation system or automate directory assistance services, RealSpeak delivers a friendly, expressive, highly intelligible speech interface.