Text to Speech on XP

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Fri Jul 28 12:23:52 EDT 2006

Hi Mark,

I built a quick speechTest standalone on XP Pro SP2 just now, and here's how it 

- the 'revSpeak' command works fine without any fiddling

- the 'Externals' folder containing revspeech.dll is at the same level as my 
.exe file

- 'the externals of this stack' answers empty
- 'the externalCommands of this stack' answers empty
- 'the externalFunctions of this stack' answers empty
- 'the externalPackages of this stack' answers empty

??? Does Rev consider its revspeech.dll to be an external?

Maybe 'the externals' lists only those externals added by setting 'the externals'?

Thanks -
Phil Davis

Mark Schonewille wrote:
> The externals property is just the first thing I would check.
> on checkForSpeechExternal
>   if "/revspeech.dll" is not in \
>     the externals of the mainstack of me
>     then
>       beep
>       answer "Sorry, can't find speech dll."
>     end if
>   end if
> end checkForSpeechExternal
> Assuming that Windows' Speech has been installed properly, if this 
> script doesn't show the answer dialog, maybe you need to check the 
> Speech settings? I don't remember that I ever had to do this manually, 
> but you might want to change the voice and the speech engine used by 
> Windows. I had to tweak a bit when doing this in Windows 98.
> Best,
> Mark
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> Op 28-jul-2006, om 17:31 heeft sims het volgende geschreven:
>> As long as I select 'speech' for inclusion it should work on XP with a 
>> simple
>> revSpeak "Hello Bob"   Correct?
>> What do you mean by "externals property has been set correctly"?
>> I see nothing in the documentation about setting externals for T2T.
>> ciao,
>> sims
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