Using Best-Of-Vox SAPI voices with Linux x64

What device ?

Only x86 Linux since we’ll be using Wine to run a SAPI server.

Under which conditions ?

On Debian Linux Jessie

What to expect ?

An excellent quality Text to Speech (later on TTS) for any textual input, in French (English would do too, but it’s more frequent) without Internet connection, using Best-Of-Vox voices.

What were the pitfalls ?

Wine & XvFB will have to run (but it takes almost no memory nor resident CPU).

Best-of-Vox voices are 39$ in SAPI version, while only 3$ in Android version. Why ?

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