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  Are You Talking to Me? Speech on Mac OS X
Subject:   Amiga, ATT
Date:   2004-03-18 23:07:20
From:   rofl
Amiga used the same voice (Bruce), I think Apple just bought it (or the pros).


http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/demos/ here you can find some snippets which good speech synthesis can do nowadays. And Apple uses still the same voices as in System 7.


So this is not anymore innovative.
As long as I can't dictate Text, this is not useful.

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Amiga, ATT
    2004-03-19 01:32:49  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    Just to let you know, the fact that older voices still ship with Panther does not mean that Apple still uses them !

    In fact, they continue adding extremely good-sounding voices, like Victoria or, more recently, Vicki.

    F.J.
    • Amiga, ATT
      2004-03-20 00:54:43  rofl [View]

      Go to www.naturalvoices.att.com use Language US English, with Crystal, put in this sentence "Isn't it nice, to have a computer, that will talk to you?" and know compare to Vicki.

      I think Vicki is a fine tuned Victoria. With the DevPackage from Apple you can do this by your own.