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How to unlock extra Text to Speech Voices in Windows 11/10

If you install Language Packs for your version of Windows, you can get many more localized Text-to-Speech voices. In this post, we will show you how unlock extra Text to Speech Voices on your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC by performing a registry tweak.

Unlock extra Text to Speech Voices

Unlock extra Text to Speech Voices via Registry

To unlock extra Text to Speech voices in Windows 10/11 via the registry, do the following:

Since this is a registry operation, it is recommended that you back up the registry or create a system restore point as necessary precautionary measures. Once done, you can proceed as follows:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSpeech_OneCoreVoicesTokens
  • At the location, on the left navigation pane, right-click on the voice you want to make available and select Export (to the desktop, preferably) from the context menu.
  • Next, right-click the .reg file on your desktop and select Edit to open the reg file with Notepad.
  • In the open Notepad, replace the portion below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSpeech_OneCoreTokens

with this portion below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSpeechVoicesTokens
  • For Windows 10/11 64-bit architecture, you may want to make the voice available to third-party 32-bit apps by copying everything below the Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 line and paste to the end of the file.
  • For the pasted lines, replace the registry path below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSpeechVoicesTokens

with this path below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWOW6432NodeMicrosoftSPEECHVoicesTokens
  • Now, you can save your edited file as a new *.reg file.
  • Finally, double-click the file to merge it to the registry.

Once done with the merge, you can access the voice from the Speech page in Settings app.

That’s it!

The table below (sourced from Microsoft) lists the Text-to-Speech languages and voices available in Windows.

LANGUAGE, COUNTRY, OR REGION MALE VOICE NAME FEMALE VOICE NAME
Arabic Not applicable Hoda
Arabic (Saudi Arabia) Naayf Not applicable
Bulgarian Ivan Not applicable
Catalan Not applicable Herena
Chinese (Simplified) Kangkang Huihui, Yaoyao
Cantonese (Traditional, Hong Kong SAR) Danny Tracy
Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) Zhiwei Yating, Hanhan
Croatian Matej Not applicable
Czech (Czech Republic) Jakub Not applicable
Danish Not applicable Helle
Dutch Frank Not applicable
English (Australia) James Catherine
English (Canada) Richard Linda
English (Great Britain) George Hazel, Susan
English (India) Ravi Heera
English (Ireland) Sean Not applicable
English (United States) David, Mark Zira
Finnish Not applicable Heidi
Flemish (Belgian Dutch) Bart Not applicable
French (Canada) Claude Caroline
French (France) Paul Hortence, Julie
German (Germany) Stefan Hedda, Katja
German (Switzerland) Karsten Not applicable
Greek Stefanos Not applicable
Hebrew Asaf Not applicable
Hindi (India) Hemant Kalpana
Hungarian (Hungary) Szabolcs Not applicable
Indonesian (Indonesia) Andika Not applicable
Italian Cosimo Elsa
Japanese Ichiro Ayumi, Haruka
Malay Rizwan Not applicable
Norwegian Jon Not applicable
Polish (Poland) Adam Paulina
Portuguese (Brazil) Daniel Maria
Portuguese (Portugal) Not applicable Helia
Romanian (Romania) Andrei Not applicable
Russian (Russia) Pavel Irina
Slovak (Slovakia) Filip Not applicable
Slovenian Lado Not applicable
Korean Not applicable Heami
Spanish (Spain) Pablo Helena, Laura
Spanish (Mexico) Raul Sabina
Swedish Bengt Not applicable
Tamil Valluvar Not applicable
Thai (Thailand) Pattara Not applicable
Turkish Tolga Not applicable
Vietnamese An Not applicable

Hope you find this post on how to unlock extra Text to Speech Voices in Windows 11/10 helpful enough!

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