Mathematica text-to-speech?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg13907] Mathematica text-to-speech?*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 02:55:43 -0400*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Glynn & Gray's "The Beginner's Guide to Mathematica Version 3" tantalizing mentions two commands for converting Mathematica text to speech: - the "low-level packet" SpeakTextPacket[text] (page 264) - the "command token" SelectionSpeak (page 277) (Both are iconically marked with the wolf character to indicate they are unsupported/unofficial.) The descriptions of both include the qualification that they work only on Macintosh and Windows and only if you have suitable text-to-speech system software. What is such "suitable text-to-speech" software on both the Mac and Windows 95/NT platforms? Do the two commands work at all with the currently-released Mathematica 3.0.1? (Note that G & G refer here and there so a version 3.1.) -- Murray Eisenberg Internet: murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Voice: 413-545-2859 (W) University of Massachusetts 413-549-1020 (H) Amherst, MA 01003 Fax: 413-545-1801