Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. All computer voices installed on your system are available to Balabolka. The on-screen text can be saved as a WAV or MP3 file. The program can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, RTF, PDF, FB2 and HTML files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice's parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice's articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of VBScript.
Balabolka can use language modules from Microsoft Office 97/2000 for spell checking. If Microsoft Office is not installed on your computer, or you use the other version of Microsoft Office, you can download spell checking components from my web-site:
Starting from the version 1.15, Balabolka supports GNU Aspell (aspell.net). GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker.
The latest binaries of GNU ASpell for Windows and the precompiled dictionaries can be downloaded from the web-site of the project.
Starting from the version 1.18, Balabolka supports Ispell. International Ispell is an interactive spell-checking program for Unix; for Windows users, Luzius Schneider has provided a complete package containing Ispell and dictionaries for 30 languages.
The license of this software is Freeware, you can free download and free use this text to speech software.