Technology that converts written text into human or digitised speech

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Change Pronunciations for Mac Text-to-Speech

I often use the text-to-speech ability on a mac as I'm dyslexic. It works great, however, as I am studying science I would like to change some of the pronunciations it uses. This is possible in the ...
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How to use Dragon Naturally Speaking only to read text?

I've installed dragon naturally speaking 12 'cause I need to play a textfile with one of the TTS voices that comes with this program, the problem is that I can't find the way to play the text, the ...
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How to add text speech support with Windows Speech Engine removed?

I'm under Windows 8 x64, it's a custom installation where I've removed the windows text-to-speech engine and male/female TTS voices that were implemented in the DVD to clean-up a big space, but now ...
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OSX text-to-speech: key words are badly synthetise in French. How to overcome?

OSX has a great Text to Speech (TTS) feature, but I noticed some limitations. I set OSX 10.9.2 in French with French TTS voices. The words "pages", "user", and pseudo-word "fire" for example are not ...
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How to manually install text-to-speech voice packages in OS X?

it's nice to have the text-to-speech voice in OS X. I can easily read and listen to two articles at the same time (my "super" brain works that way)! I am wondering tho, where is the voice packages ...
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How to edit pronunciations for Balabolka

I know you can highlight a word and through Ctrl+P bring up the Pronunciation Correction dialog. What I don't understand is how to properly change the pronunciation. IPA doesn't seem to be used. There ...
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Highlight text and have it read back to me in Windows 7? [duplicate]

On my Mac, I can highlight text, hit a keyboard command, and it reads the selected text aloud. Is there an analogue for Windows 7? I've tried enabling Narrator... but it's overkill; it seems to read ...
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Mac OSX Text to Speech Batch

I have 300 English text files that I want to make into mp3 files to listen to as and when. Is there a free program or automator script that I could use so that my Mac will batch text to speech the ...
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Have PDF text read out loud

I need a program that can read the text in PDF documents out loud, and have basic functionality such as pause/resume, change speed of reading, and it must highlight the word or sentence being red. ...
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Is it possible to change the speech rate in OS X say command?

say -v Alex "Hello" Is there a way to change the speed of speech like there is in the speech settings of System Preferences -> Date & Time -> Clock -> Customize Voice?
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How do you activate text2speech on my windows 8 kindle app?

Is it possible to activate the text-to-speech setting that is available on the kindle on my windows 8 kindle app?
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How do I get my computer to read and speak Japanese text?

I am writing a study tool in java to help me learn Japanese, but I can't find a free program compatible with java that will read and speak Japanese text. If it could just read/speak romaji that would ...
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automated text to speech phone call from ubuntu server to deliver one time confirmation code

Basically, I want to implement the same type of system Google and other sites use to take someone's phone number, and call the number from the ubuntu server with an automated voice that presents them ...
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is there any TTS tool (for windows) equal to Voicedream reader/ Ghostreader(mac osx)? [closed]

I am looking for a tool highlighting each word as it read aloud for windows 7/8 I will use it mainly for pdf files. There are voicedream and ghostreader for Mac osx. I need an equal app for windows ...
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Is there any Firefox addon that use local installed tts engine to speak texts?

I used to use Speak It but it seems to have been dead for a long time so I am looking for an alternative which also use local installed tts to speak texts on Firefox.
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firefox extension to read text aloud using windows TTS

There was once this "foxyvoice" add-on which seems to have vanished and remaining xpi files are not compatible with latest Firefox version (currently 22). I need to use this feature offline, so ...
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Default Windows text to speech voice not working on applications

The default text-to-speech voice is French on my PC, I want it to be English, so I opened the text to speech configuration and defined English as the default voice but when I use text to speech ...
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Human readable text for current weather condition

I am looking for a command line program that takes the current weather condition from a website and prints it out in a human readable format. Actually, I have a Linux box which is connected to my TV ...
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How to install more voices to Windows Speech?

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, ...
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How to modify the voice to Starcraft 1 Terran adjutant's one

I really like the SC1 Terran Advisors (adjutants) voice! The idea is to modify an audio file of one's speech so that it sounded like adjutant's one. Or, if it is easier, to adjust some automatic ...
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Realistic voice for Text-to-Speech

I tried several text-to-speak programs (on linux) such as Fetival, eSpeak, etc; but the voice in all of them is very robotic. There are voice templates to change voice from male to female, but the ...
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How to get Microsoft Lili Text to Speech on English version of Windows 8?

Early on when Windows 7 first got released, I was able to get Mandarin text to speech (Microsoft Lili) working (see basic instruction here), but not long after, the feature appears to be broken on ...
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Why does the eSpeak pronunciation sound off even though I specify the language?

I'm trying to use the command line version of eSpeak: http://espeak.sourceforge.net/ It is possible to change the voices, but the language pronunciation remains American English. For example: ...
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Convert PDF to mp3 [closed]

How do I convert PDF to mp3 other than the ways mentioned here? Is there any free software that will do this for me? This is because I think the read out loud feature sounds too artificial and ...
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Mac OS X - Quickly change voices for Text-to-Speech

I love the text to Speech feature of Mac OS X. Since I'm not a native English speaker I'm very happy about all the additional languages added since Lion came out. However, I do use English as well as ...
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Text-to-speech program on Windows saying “ASCII”

I am using Windows native text-to-speech program to read web pages and pdf files. Whenever the reader encounters a special character (or a blank space of some sort), it says "ASCII". Is there a way to ...
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High quality (commercial) Text to English speech software? [closed]

I'm working on a software project and I am researching text-to-speech products to use. Does anyone know what are the current state of the art text-to-speech systems? Ideally the speech should be ...
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What software can I use to computer-generate voiceover for videos?

In this YouTube video, some kind of software is used for generating the voiceover. I'm using Windows 7. Is there any software available which does this kind of voiceover – but maybe in better ...
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Making Windows Talk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X say command for Windows When I switched to Mac OS X from a PC for work purposes, I found an interesting perk: it's easy to make the computer "speak" to you via ...
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How to pause TTS in Mac Safari when not using full VoiceOver mode?

I normally use OS X in visual mode, with just the cursor and fonts a bit bigger. But when reading long web pages I do like the Text-To-Speech feature. You highlight some text and then a hot-key ...
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Is there Linux software that can read out times?

I have seen how Mac can tell (and say) time on hourly, half-an-hour, or quarterly basis. This is very convenient because you can hear the Mac telling you what time it is. I am looking for something ...
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Automatically convert video to text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Transcript creator OR Speech to text Are there any tools (preferably free/open source) that will automatically transcribe what's spoken in a video in to text? YouTube ...
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Recommendations for Speech Synthesis Software for Promo Video Narrator

Can anyone recommend a software to me that can be used to produce a computer voice narrator for a short promo video that doesn't sound totally embarrassing?
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Why does Microsoft Sam randomly quit talking if given a long body of text to recite?

When given a large amount of text to recite, he stops randomly and does not resume where he left off. How can I stop this from happening? OS: Windows XP Apps: This problem happens in both Wordpad ...
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Is there any TTS (Text To Speech) engine for Cantonese?

I am looking for TTS (Text To Speech) engine for Cantonese.
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Is there a read out loud plugin for Firefox 4 or latest Chrome version?

Is there a read out loud (text to speach) plugin for Firefox 4 or latest Chrome version? I'm talking about a functionality similar to what exists in Adobe Acrobat.
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How to synthesise music vocals? [closed]

Early text-to-speech tools that I tested had limited singing capabilities. I've heard that they evolved and now are available as commercial products. I would like to know what sw can do this and where ...
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Console based speech program that can be run via SSH on Windows 7

I have just installed Cygwin with OpenSSH on my computer, and would like to have a speech program that I can run from a SSH session in a console, similar to the say command in Mac OS X. I have tried ...
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Is it possible to change the voice of the “say” command?

Is it possible to change the voice that Mac OS X uses for the say command? How?
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Which file formats does recording text-to-speech in OS X support?

Speech using the say command can be recorded like this: say -o hello.aiff 'hello world' What other formats are supported besides aiff? I already tried wav and mp3, and they don't work.
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How to record text-to-speech in OS X?

When using the say command to speak text in OS X, how can the output be sent to a file so that it can be played back?
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text to speech program for ubuntu

Is there a program for text to speech that runs in Ubuntu Linux? Preferably not under wine. --Edit Sorry for the delay. My schedule this semester is a whirl wind. anyway. I've got the programs ...
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Is it possible to make iChat read out loud conversations as they happen?

Lately I've been using iChat for some time and sometimes it's boring to switch windows to read the next text. Snow Leopard (and other Mac OS X versions) has a text to speech feature, but I see it only ...
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talking computer

Last week, a person at work had this really cool program on his computer. When you inserted a usb flash drive, the computer said like "flash drive inserted". Does anyone know what this program is ...
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Is there an high quality natural text reader for the Mac?

I'm reading about 150 pages of text on screen, every day. I will have to read about 15.000 in the next upcoming months. No joke. Well, the problem is this: I suffer from a sort of attention deficit ...
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Looking for software to read PDFs/web pages aloud on OS X

I am looking for software that will read PDFs and web pages aloud for me under OS X 10.5, preferably something that is free. I am aware that you can make your Mac read to you by pressing a key ...
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Text to speech voices in Vista

Question: In Vista, the default text-to-speech voice is Microsoft Anna - English (United States). Is there any text-to-speech voice in German or in other languages ?
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Text-To-Speech replacement for Word

It seems that Microsoft decided to remove text-to-speech from Word 2007. Is there a decent replacement, preferably that doesn't require a separate application? I'd like it to read directly from word. ...
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Error on clicking on Text to Speech tab in Speech properties in Control Panel

When I click on Text to Speech tab in Speech properties I receive error: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech\sapi.cpl",Speech". ...
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How to listen text while using Windows?

I want to listen instead of reading some e-books I downloaded (unprotected PDFs, that means that the text is machine readable without OCR). I don't know how to make Windows Narrator to do this or if I ...