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I downloaded another TTS pack from Microsoft Speech Platform - Runtime Languages (Version 11), but in the speech properties this pack doesn't show up.

The image bellow lists all packs installed, which came by default in my Windows 8 installation.

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But it is not supported on windows 8, so how can I install more packs?

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That page states that those are only language data files, most likely for MS SAPI developers. Third party voices/TTS engines seem to be much larger downloads, but TBH I've never tried any besides the 2 L&H voices for XP that MS provided as free downloads. –  Karan May 3 '13 at 23:39
    
Also want to know how to add German to this. –  DebugErr Dec 14 '13 at 16:11
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Add new language in Control panel and then download language pack in there.

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Welcome to Superuser! This answer is a little short on detail, could you please expand it a little? Thanks –  David Mar 25 at 18:58
    
This is for Windows 8.1 - first 2 steps needed windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/add-language-keyboard . There are almost identical language settings in desktop Control Panel for both Windows 8 and 8.1 –  Ivan Ičin Mar 25 at 22:30
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