Zzyzx at Relia.Net
Mon Jul 15 20:33:00 EDT 2002
I have (And had for the longest time) a simple stack that is TTS for
You can get it here:
You MUST copy the "Ext.dll" to plain C Drive (C:\)
Then run the program with rev, and Valla! Click the button, type some stuff,
and it should work! (Thats if you are on Win2k or XP. You might need some
----- Original Message -----
From: <pixelbird at interisland.net>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: Cross-platform text-to-speech
> > Narrator appears to be present on 2K and XP, didn't see it
> on 98. Not sure
> > if this is what you're looking for, but it appears to be a
> bare bones text
> > to speech engine for reading dialogs/alerts/etc.
> Yep! Its in the accessories. We just looked at it in W2K.
> All it does is alert and Windows stuff. We couldn't get it
> to speak the text of any docs. It actually will say the
> letter you type, too, even with the onscreen keyboard thing,
> but only _after_ you hit the key. Couldn't figure out the
> point of that. If it's supposed to help vision impaired
> users, they just _might_ want to know what the key is
> _before_ they press it, like it does with the Windows controls.
> > Even Microsoft
> > acknowledges that users may need a third party utility if
> they want
> > something with more features. Run a search on Google and
> you'll find a
> > bunch of references to Narrator and comparable utilities.
> You can AS the MacInTalk speech utility with any text
> anytime, in any of 17 voices, plus HC has it as a button
> task if you wish, plus you can select any text, and it will
> speak it. I use it to feedback voice on all the buttons
> (rollover) in the app, plus speak the entire main field, or
> any selected portion thereof.
> I have a version of the Bible I can just choose a book,
> chapter, and verse, choose a voice, and it takes off,
> meaning it acts much like audio books. It will keep going
> 'till the end of the chapter (in this particular software
> This is what I need for Windows if the app is to work in
> that system, plus, I will need to control it to turn it off
> and on, volume, voice choices, etc., from Rev.
> I found the MetaCard external for TTS, but I don't know what
> functions it's supposed to control, or for what TTS app.
> Best regards,
> Ken N.
> The Computer Place
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