Uses Google Translate™ to provide a voice.
THIS EXTENSION INCLUDES NO USER INTERFACE. IT IS INSTEAD USED BY OTHER EXTENSIONS, WEBAPPS OR WEB SITES.
EXAMPLE WEBAPP THAT USES TEXT TO SPEECH: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tts-demo/chhkejkkcghanjclmhhpncachhgejoel
Chrome includes a text-to-speech system, which uses Microsoft's system built into Windows, or appropriate systems on other platforms. Additional voice engines can be written as extensions for Chrome.
What do I do with a thing I have absolutely no knowledge about? Naturally, I go and hack around it. So using Google's Console TTS Engine example, I quickly whipped together something that uses HTML5 Audio to play sounds fetched directly from Google Translate's private, internal and absolutely in no way publicly documented text-to-speech service.
Being an undocumented, private, internal API, this text-to-speech service may change or break any moment. Your use of this extension is at your own risk.
Extension's code is nasty. Dead code was not removed. There's very obvious sentence splitting bugs. And I don't care. ;-)
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