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SpeakTextPacket in 5.2

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  • Subject: [mg65450] SpeakTextPacket in 5.2
  • From: "Dana DeLouis" <ddelouis at>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2006 05:00:10 -0400 (EDT)
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Hello.  I use to have this function in my startup file.  It would speak the
text, and I remember that it worked well.

say[s_String]:= FrontEndExecute[SpeakTextPacket[s]]

However, I have not gotten this to work in awhile.
Has anyone gotten this to work with version 5.2?

The Mathematica Journal (9-3, pg. 300) recommends the following line



FrontEndExecute[SpeakTextPacket["Hello there."]]

However, the above no longer works.

Speech works well on my computer using Microsoft Office 2003.

I know this is an "undocumented feature," so I cannot complain.  :>0

Just wondering.  Maybe it is a version 5 thing.

dana.del at

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