Meet Yafang, Our First Taiwanese Text-to-Speech Voice
We’re excited to announce yet another new release. Yafang, a female Taiwanese Mandarin voice, is now available to purchase for personal or commercial use. This comes after the release of Beth, a US English female voice, and Leo, our first Canadian-French male voice last month.
Yafang is our first Taiwanese Mandarin voice. Adding Taiwanese Mandarin gives customers more opportunity to reach new audiences with NeoSpeech. Other languages include English (US and UK), Mexican Spanish, Canadian-French, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
A proper introduction is in order, so how about we let Yafang introduce herself! Click HERE to listen for yourself what a high quality Taiwanese Mandarin text-to-speech voice should sound like.
About Taiwanese Mandarin
Yafang speaks Taiwanese Mandarin. This is considered a dialect of standard Mandarin spoken in mainland China. It is the official language of Taiwan.
However, it wasn’t always that way. From 1890 to 1945 during the Japanese colonial occupation, Japanese was the official language of Taiwan and was taught in schools. At the conclusion of World War II in 1945, the Republic of China took control of Taiwan from Japan and introduced Mandarin as the official language.
At this point, schools were required to teach mandarin in schools. However, the influences of Japanese as well as other popular languages in Taiwan such as Taiwanese Hokkien made the Mandarin spoken in Taiwan have noticeable differences to the Mandarin spoken in China. This includes differences in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
Most of the Taiwan’s population of 23 million people can speak Taiwanese Mandarin fluently.
Yafang is one of our most natural sounding text-to-speech voices to date. She can handle any text, long or short, and convert it into a high quality sound file. Her speech flows perfectly together.
This makes Yafang perfect for any commercial purposes. If you’re running a call center using IVR/CTI technology and you expect Taiwanese callers, then you should definitely consider integrating Yafang into your system. Yafang can also be used for audio publishing, broadcasting, eLearning, training videos, and navigation systems, among several other uses!
About NeoSpeech Voices
NeoSpeech offers over 30 voices in 7 different languages. What separates NeoSpeech from other text-to-speech providers is the quality of our voices. We strive to produce high quality, natural sounding text-to-speech voices.
Yafang, as well as our other voices, was created using the Unit Selection Synthesis (USS) method. As of today, this method produces the most natural sounding synthesized speech. We use a least 20 hours of recorded audio to make these voices to ensure they produce the correct sounds each time they’re talking.
You can read more about how we create our voices in USS vs HTS, Which Speech Synthesis Technique Is Better?
What do you think?
Did you listen to Yafang’s introduction? What did you think of her voice? What other languages would you like us to produce? Let us know in the comments!
Learn More about NeoSpeech’s Text-to-Speech
To learn more about the different areas in which Text-to-Speech technology can be used, visit our Text-to-Speech Areas of Application page. And to learn more about the products we offer, visit our Text-to-Speech Products page.
If you’re interested in adding Text-to-Speech software to your application or would like to learn more about TTS, please fill out our Sales Inquiry form and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.