Technology that converts written text into human or digitised speech

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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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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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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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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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Text-to-Speech Fadeout (BUG) — RE:sound card hardware, windows TTS engine or controlling apps

Problem: Applications that use Text-To-Speech (TTS) engine cause the speech to fadeout mid sentence. Reads current sentence of text then fades out after about 1-2 seconds only to return at the ...
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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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How to use high-quality HTS voices with Festival

Is it possible to use high-quality HMM/HTS voices with Festival (specifically on Linux)? All I can find is a demo page, which has some impressive results, but I can't find any documentation on ...
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Microsoft Speech on low volume

I'm running Windows 7 Home, and Microsft Speech (voice: Anna) has very low volume compared to all other applications. The settings in the control panel only lets me pick voice and read speed. Is there ...
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How can you make OS X's say command speak IPA characters?

I have about 200 lines of Beowulf which a few friends of mine and I rendered into International Phonetic Alphabet about a year and a half ago. At the time, one of the tools we used to check the ...
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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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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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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 ...