Better Sounding Speech Synthesis with VoiceMarkupKit

Chant simplifies markup management with TTS markup languages

Los Angeles, California, October 2, 2009—Chant Inc., a leading independent software vendor of speech technology tools, announced today general availability of VoiceMarkupKit 3, a new version of its component software that enables software programs to generate markup language for speech synthesis.

Now applications have the ability to quickly and easily generate markup language to tailor speech synthesis and enhance the playback quality. Markup can be generated on demand for each unique voice in desktop, server, and mobile applications. VoiceMarkupKit 3 provides a common application interface for markup management with Cepstral, Microsoft, and Nuance speech technologies.

"As applications become more user- and environment-specific, it's important they adapt to their runtime environment," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "VoiceMarkupKit 3 provides developers application ready components to adapt to the user voice selection for better speech synthesis quality on platforms such as Windows and Windows Mobile."

New key features and capabilities provided by VoiceMarkupKit 3 include:

  • Generate and Edit L&H Native Control Sequence markup language.
  • .NET 1.1, 2, 3 (WPF), and CF to support C#, Visual Basic, and Delphi Prism applications.
  • VCL components for supporting applications built with C++Builder and Delphi 2010.
  • Sun Java 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 component libraries for tools such as JBuilder 2008 and Eclipse.
  • C++ Classes for supporting traditional C++ application development.
  • PC2003, Windows Mobile 5, and Windows Mobile 6 compatible libraries.

US Pricing and Availability

VoiceMarkupKit 3 can be ordered today. VoiceMarkupKit 3 Win32 Developer Edition new user pricing is $199. VoiceMarkupKit 3 WinCE Developer Edition new user pricing is $199. VoiceMarkupKit Win32 Deployment Edition pricing is $199. VoiceMarkupKit WinCE Deployment Edition pricing is $199. For more information about features and pricing, visit

About Chant

Chant Inc. is a leading provider of software and services that help organizations gain competitive advantage with speech technology. Chant is the first company to provide engine-independent middleware for developing desktop, mobile, web-enabled, and telephony applications that use speech technology. For more information, please visit Getting the world talking with technology.

Chant, SpeechKit, and Getting the World Talking with Technology are trademarks or registered trademarks of Chant Inc. All other marks are owned by their respective companies.