mdswindell at charter.net
Tue Aug 9 18:05:57 CDT 2005
ATT seems to have the best sounding synthesizer of those I could
demo. Much clearer than OS X's. Not cheap, though.
I never use Windows... does XP have built in speech as Macs do, or
does one have to supply one with a Rev project to be sure TTS
works? What about earlier versions of Windows?
On Aug 9, 2005, at 2:02 PM, Phil Davis wrote:
> Mark -
> Check out "Conversational Computers", an article on speech
> synthesis in Scientific American, June 2005, starting on p. 64.
> Among all else there, you'll find some excellent sources of
> additional voices offered by vendors like IBM, AT&T and many
> others. Some of the vendors let you download voices to try out
> (with 'nag phrases' inserted at the start of each speech), and some
> of the voices are *way* better than anything you've heard that
> comes standard on any computer. There are also voices for many non-
> English languages.
> You can download the article (for a fee) at http://sciam.com/ .
> Phil Davis
> Mark Swindell wrote:
>> Is Apple's built in text-to-speech the best there is or are there
>> alternatives that give more natural sounding results? How about
>> on the Windows side?
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