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Re: Mathematica can talk!

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  • Subject: [mg27236] Re: [mg27231] Mathematica can talk!
  • From: "Christopher J. Purcell" <purcell at>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 03:35:43 -0500 (EST)
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The Voices button on the Speech control panel lets you select the 
voice and its speed, but you must select this before you start 
Mathematica for the changes to be effective. There must be some 
undocumented backdoor to allow Mathematica to use this under program 
control (rather than just keyboard input), and most likely Theodore 
Gray has the key to that door. Jlink offers another way to access the 
Mac's speech system.

>  I have a Mac with Mac9.04. Recently, I was working on a notebook
>and accidently pressed Control V keys (instead of Command V)
>and to my amazement Mathematica read back the cell contents to
>me . I have looked to see if this  feature is documented but have
>not found anything in the Help manual . Has anyone got any ideas
>on how one can control the speech properties  I guess it is using
>the speech synthesizer in the Mac. However, I have not been able
>to control the speed or voice characteristics with the Mac  speech
>contol panel .
>Sent via

Dr. Christopher J. Purcell
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