Enumerations

AudioEncoding

constant   static

number

Configuration to set up audio encoder. The encoding determines the output audio format that we'd like.

Value

AUDIO_ENCODING_UNSPECIFIED

Not specified. Will return result google.rpc.Code.INVALID_ARGUMENT.

LINEAR16

Uncompressed 16-bit signed little-endian samples (Linear PCM). Audio content returned as LINEAR16 also contains a WAV header.

MP3

MP3 audio.

OGG_OPUS

Opus encoded audio wrapped in an ogg container. The result will be a file which can be played natively on Android, and in browsers (at least Chrome and Firefox). The quality of the encoding is considerably higher than MP3 while using approximately the same bitrate.

SsmlVoiceGender

constant   static

number

Gender of the voice as described in SSML voice element.

Value

SSML_VOICE_GENDER_UNSPECIFIED

An unspecified gender. In VoiceSelectionParams, this means that the client doesn't care which gender the selected voice will have. In the Voice field of ListVoicesResponse, this may mean that the voice doesn't fit any of the other categories in this enum, or that the gender of the voice isn't known.

MALE

A male voice.

FEMALE

A female voice.

NEUTRAL

A gender-neutral voice.

Properties

AudioEncoding

constant   static

number

Configuration to set up audio encoder. The encoding determines the output audio format that we'd like.

Value

AUDIO_ENCODING_UNSPECIFIED

Not specified. Will return result google.rpc.Code.INVALID_ARGUMENT.

LINEAR16

Uncompressed 16-bit signed little-endian samples (Linear PCM). Audio content returned as LINEAR16 also contains a WAV header.

MP3

MP3 audio.

OGG_OPUS

Opus encoded audio wrapped in an ogg container. The result will be a file which can be played natively on Android, and in browsers (at least Chrome and Firefox). The quality of the encoding is considerably higher than MP3 while using approximately the same bitrate.

SsmlVoiceGender

constant   static

number

Gender of the voice as described in SSML voice element.

Value

SSML_VOICE_GENDER_UNSPECIFIED

An unspecified gender. In VoiceSelectionParams, this means that the client doesn't care which gender the selected voice will have. In the Voice field of ListVoicesResponse, this may mean that the voice doesn't fit any of the other categories in this enum, or that the gender of the voice isn't known.

MALE

A male voice.

FEMALE

A female voice.

NEUTRAL

A gender-neutral voice.

Abstract types

AudioConfig

static

Description of audio data to be synthesized.

Properties

Parameter

audioEncoding

number

Required. The format of the requested audio byte stream.

The number should be among the values of AudioEncoding

speakingRate

number

Optional speaking rate/speed, in the range [0.25, 4.0]. 1.0 is the normal native speed supported by the specific voice. 2.0 is twice as fast, and 0.5 is half as fast. If unset(0.0), defaults to the native 1.0 speed. Any other values < 0.25 or > 4.0 will return an error.

pitch

number

Optional speaking pitch, in the range [-20.0, 20.0]. 20 means increase 20 semitones from the original pitch. -20 means decrease 20 semitones from the original pitch.

volumeGainDb

number

Optional volume gain (in dB) of the normal native volume supported by the specific voice, in the range [-96.0, 16.0]. If unset, or set to a value of 0.0 (dB), will play at normal native signal amplitude. A value of -6.0 (dB) will play at approximately half the amplitude of the normal native signal amplitude. A value of +6.0 (dB) will play at approximately twice the amplitude of the normal native signal amplitude. Strongly recommend not to exceed +10 (dB) as there's usually no effective increase in loudness for any value greater than that.

sampleRateHertz

number

The synthesis sample rate (in hertz) for this audio. Optional. If this is different from the voice's natural sample rate, then the synthesizer will honor this request by converting to the desired sample rate (which might result in worse audio quality), unless the specified sample rate is not supported for the encoding chosen, in which case it will fail the request and return google.rpc.Code.INVALID_ARGUMENT.

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.AudioConfig definition in proto format

ListVoicesRequest

static

The top-level message sent by the client for the ListVoices method.

Property

Parameter

languageCode

string

Optional (but recommended) BCP-47 language tag. If specified, the ListVoices call will only return voices that can be used to synthesize this language_code. E.g. when specifying "en-NZ", you will get supported "en-" voices; when specifying "no", you will get supported "no-" (Norwegian) and "nb-" (Norwegian Bokmal) voices; specifying "zh" will also get supported "cmn-" voices; specifying "zh-hk" will also get supported "yue-*" voices.

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.ListVoicesRequest definition in proto format

ListVoicesResponse

static

The message returned to the client by the ListVoices method.

Property

Parameter

voices

Array of Object

The list of voices.

This object should have the same structure as Voice

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.ListVoicesResponse definition in proto format

SynthesisInput

static

Contains text input to be synthesized. Either text or ssml must be supplied. Supplying both or neither returns google.rpc.Code.INVALID_ARGUMENT. The input size is limited to 5000 characters.

Properties

Parameter

text

string

The raw text to be synthesized.

ssml

string

The SSML document to be synthesized. The SSML document must be valid and well-formed. Otherwise the RPC will fail and return google.rpc.Code.INVALID_ARGUMENT. For more information, see SSML.

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.SynthesisInput definition in proto format

SynthesizeSpeechRequest

static

The top-level message sent by the client for the SynthesizeSpeech method.

Properties

Parameter

input

Object

Required. The Synthesizer requires either plain text or SSML as input.

This object should have the same structure as SynthesisInput

voice

Object

Required. The desired voice of the synthesized audio.

This object should have the same structure as VoiceSelectionParams

audioConfig

Object

Required. The configuration of the synthesized audio.

This object should have the same structure as AudioConfig

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.SynthesizeSpeechRequest definition in proto format

SynthesizeSpeechResponse

static

The message returned to the client by the SynthesizeSpeech method.

Property

Parameter

audioContent

string

The audio data bytes encoded as specified in the request, including the header (For LINEAR16 audio, we include the WAV header). Note: as with all bytes fields, protobuffers use a pure binary representation, whereas JSON representations use base64.

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.SynthesizeSpeechResponse definition in proto format

Voice

static

Description of a voice supported by the TTS service.

Properties

Parameter

languageCodes

Array of string

The languages that this voice supports, expressed as BCP-47 language tags (e.g. "en-US", "es-419", "cmn-tw").

name

string

The name of this voice. Each distinct voice has a unique name.

ssmlGender

number

The gender of this voice.

The number should be among the values of SsmlVoiceGender

naturalSampleRateHertz

number

The natural sample rate (in hertz) for this voice.

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.Voice definition in proto format

VoiceSelectionParams

static

Description of which voice to use for a synthesis request.

Properties

Parameter

languageCode

string

The language (and optionally also the region) of the voice expressed as a BCP-47 language tag, e.g. "en-US". Required. This should not include a script tag (e.g. use "cmn-cn" rather than "cmn-Hant-cn"), because the script will be inferred from the input provided in the SynthesisInput. The TTS service will use this parameter to help choose an appropriate voice. Note that the TTS service may choose a voice with a slightly different language code than the one selected; it may substitute a different region (e.g. using en-US rather than en-CA if there isn't a Canadian voice available), or even a different language, e.g. using "nb" (Norwegian Bokmal) instead of "no" (Norwegian)".

name

string

The name of the voice. Optional; if not set, the service will choose a voice based on the other parameters such as language_code and gender.

ssmlGender

number

The preferred gender of the voice. Optional; if not set, the service will choose a voice based on the other parameters such as language_code and name. Note that this is only a preference, not requirement; if a voice of the appropriate gender is not available, the synthesizer should substitute a voice with a different gender rather than failing the request.

The number should be among the values of SsmlVoiceGender

See also

google.cloud.texttospeech.v1.VoiceSelectionParams definition in proto format