Text to Speech
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 04:03:03 EDT 2018
Looking up revSpeak in the 8.1.9 Dictionary I found several things of
NOT for Linux.
Works just fine (albeit a bit slowly) on my Polycarbonate iMac running
Mac OS 10.7.5
revSpeak fld "ff"
HOWEVER: this seems to presuppose text-to-speech IS installed in the OS
. . .
SO: revSpeak does NOT seem to be a self-contained system, but one that
leverages whatever the underlying OS has to offer.
[I could be wrong here; so, if 'the usual mavens' (Klaus ?) could
confirm/contradict, that would be useful]
When I set up a listField "VOX" (Hey, dead original or what?)
and issued this command:
put revSpeechVoices() into fld "VOX"
the list coincided EXACTLY with the voices I had installed in my
When I set the fld "ff" contents to 'fishfingers' the speech made a
'right hash' of things,
but did rather better with 'eat my socks': so you will find that the
capacity of revSpeak is
as good or as crappy as the underlying speech synthesiser (and, as far
as I can work out,
text-to-speech on Macintosh doesn't seem to have improved much since my
kids and I were
fooling around with it in Jeddah, KSA, in 1996, with Mac OS 8.1).
If one makes the "mistake" of doing a search for revSpeak in the
misses all sorts of useful stuff that DOES turn up if one searches for
NOT knowing much about Windows, I don't know if a text-to-speech
capability is automatically installed
during a "plain vanilla" install: if it isn't, one has to consider
carefully about issuing standalones
for Windows that leverage this capability.
On 7/4/2018 1:45 am, William Prothero via use-livecode wrote:
> I’m wondering if there is any text to speech capability in livecode. There are references to it when I do a Google search, but I don’t get any sound when I do:
> on mouseUp
> revSpeak "Hello, How are you?"
> end mouseUp
> I don’t get any sound.
> I would want to use it for more than a simple alert. Is this practical?
> William A. Prothero
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