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Voice packs in Speech settings in Windows 10 - Removing greyed out packages or is it safe to do so?

See setting attached in Windows 10. Is this possible to remove via PowerShell in admin or is it safe to do so? If it's ok to do so, how to remove them when they're greyed out?
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When using voice recognition on a Mac with Word, why does text disappear?

I dictate notes using Word on a MacBook Pro. I believe the voice recognition is part of the Mac. Sometimes several sentences will appear in Word, and then disappear completely. I try undo but ...
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Speech options not working on One Note Immersive Reader

I installed the One Note Learning Tool for my son who has special needs but the only voices available to me are “Microsoft David” and “Microsoft Zira” which are difficult for him to understand due to ...
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Speed Up Rate of Text To Speech via Terminal

I used to have my TTS custom set to read things back nice and fast, works better for me as I'm basically ADD & mildy dyslexic. Now I'm not much of an expert like most of you on here, but I've ...
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Cannot download English (Canada) speech package in Windows 10

I have been trying to get Cortana to work in Windows 10 for quite some time with no success. I tried following Microsoft's instructions: Set the region to Canada ✓ Set the language to English (...
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How to configure Spanish Speech under MS Windows 7 English

I need to get working Spanish Speech Recognition under clean MS Windows 7 Pro English. I found some links but it is not what I need as I see... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/set-speech-...
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/dev/dsp missing in debian and cannot hear festival utterance

Tried to make an utterance in festival and it seems /dev/dsp/ is missing in the debian. How to add this? festival> (SayText "Hello") Linux: can't open /dev/dsp #<Utterance 0xb669c708>
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De-esser for Windows 8 audio output?

Lately I've been watching a lot of lectures online, but a good amount of them hurt my ears because of how sharp the professor pronounces any words containing "s". This is a very recognized problem for ...
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Windows 7 Speech Recognition and IE 10

I'm using Windows 7 Speech Recognition with IE 10, and when I say "show numbers" it does not number all the items on my page - only 3 or 4 at most, usually the address bar, minimize, expand and close ...
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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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Windows speech recognition and Dragon NaturallySpeaking , dictating into two separate text Windows?

So there are these two programs Windows speech recognition and Dragon NaturallySpeaking. In order to test the accuracy of these two programs and compare them side-by-side I want to run them both at ...
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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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Using MathPlayer on Linux without Internet Explorer

There is a plugin for Internet Explorer called MathPlayer which is a text-to-speech plug-in for mathematical expressions. It can read mathematical expressions aloud. However, I'm not using Internet ...
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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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Is there any TTS (Text To Speech) engine for Cantonese? [closed]

I am looking for TTS (Text To Speech) engine for Cantonese.