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Get Leopard quality text-to-speech voices now
Authored by: zeichensprecher on Jul 21, '07 05:06:25AM

The problem with Cepstral is, that they do not support Apple's Speech Commands!

If you're surfing on a mac right now, please select the following text and choose from the "Services" Menu (It's in the Application Menu, so when you're browsing with Safari it's: Safari > Services > Speech > Start Reading Text:

[[inpt TEXT]]

[[cmnt PITCH 0..127]]
[[pbas 10]]
hello [[slnc 200]]
[[pbas 100]]
[[pbas 43]]

[[cmnt TUNE]]
[[inpt TUNE]]
2EH {D 2000; P 400.0:0 400.0:40 200.0:60 200:100}

[[cmnt EMPHASIS +/-]]
[[inpt PHON]]
[[emph +]] EH
[[slnc 100]]
[[emph -]] EH

[[cmnt ACCENT]]
[[inpt PHON]]
@1AEplIHk2EYSIXn. [[slnc 100]]

[[inpt TEXT]]

This is one of the coolest features of the Mac OS Voice System!
If you try this with a Cepstral Voice it won't work :(

I guess from the online demos that the same is the case for iVox and loquendo voices; I really wonder, why Apple hasn't opened its Speech Technology, so that Developers are able to add more voices based on the OSX Speech Engine (or does anyone know if this is possible?)

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