Speech with Windows XP

curry curry at kagi.com
Sat Oct 12 01:33:01 CDT 2002

A thousand pardons for two posts on the same topic, but with all the 
sensational Rev vs. Real stuff sizzling on the list, maybe some of 
the plainer topics don't stand out.

I have several projects that need speech, and on Mac that's no 
problem. On Windows, it was no problem either until XP came along, 
and from Microsoft's website it looks like the Speech SAPI that the 
Windows speech external uses only works up to Win2000. If that's 
correct, then I'm wondering about a fairly easy way to use speech on 
Windows XP.

I assume there are surely some Revolution users who use 
text-to-speech in cross-platform projects?  I would really appreciate 
your tips if anyone knows a good way.

Whether it is a DLL or some type of helper app (that can be 
distributed) or interapplication communication, doesn't matter that 
much to me as long as it's not too  clunky. Or a programming language 
that has speech features and could be used to make an executable 
helper app.

I'm also going to contact Tuviah about this and see if he has any 
suggestions, if so, I'll let you know, but please let me know too if 
you have any solutions.

I would also be willing to pay for a third-party solution, if it were 
designed to market to more than one person;  I'm not currently 
situated to hire a custom solution alone and pay more for making Rev 
talk on XP than for Revolution itself! TTS complements a wide variety 
of applications. I think it's really worth having cross-platform.


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