Wednesday, January 4, 2012

KooKoo partners with AksharSpeech to provide Telugu and Hindi Text to speech services

We are starting of the new year with a new partnership.

Thanks to Aksharspeech(http://www.aksharspeech.com/) the <playtext>
tag now supports Hindi and Telugu with Kannada coming soon. Just
mention the language in the attribute "lang"

With this, developers can now build telephony applications with text
to speech in local languages.

We also thank Aksharspeech for working with us in integrating the services .

This attribute is free to try in the KooKoo developer account. For
paid accounts to use this, there will be an extra charge of Rs.500 per
KooKoo account per month.


Example XML:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><response filler="yes">
       <playtext speed="2" quality="normal" lang="TE">తలుగు పన
       చసతుంద</playtext>
       <playtext speed="2" quality="normal">In English</playtext>
       <playtext speed="2" quality="normal" lang="HI">हिदी चल रही ह </playtext>
       <hangup/>
       </response>


       NOTE: Text must be encoded in UTF-8

So go ahead, start building voice apps in local languages.