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Re: Re: Mathematica can talk!

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  • Subject: [mg27252] Re: [mg27236] Re: [mg27231] Mathematica can talk!
  • From: Gianluca Gorni <gorni at>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 03:41:21 -0500 (EST)
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I just tried the Control V, and it is nice.
Only, how do I stop it reading, other than quitting

                  Gianluca Gorni

>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
>Defence Research Establishment Atlantic
>9 Grove St., Dartmouth, NS Canada B2Y 3Z7
>Tel: 902-426-3100-x389
>Fax: 902-426-9654
>E-mail: purcell at

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