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What do I need to download to have espeak speak in Japanese? If I can't do it in espeak, is there a similar program I can run? Anything compatible with java or will run in the terminal will be excellent.

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There are several reasons why there isn't Japanese voices. But! If you want you can use Vocaloids with Wine. The drawbacks? Is a paid application. – Braiam Sep 16 '13 at 21:52
@Braiam Yeah I'm looking for a free program – TAAPSogeking Sep 18 '13 at 22:00
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this details how to use google translate to download a mp3 file. And you can use the mp123 command to play the file.

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