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Re: Perchè non parli?

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  • Subject: [mg95197] Re: [mg95183] Perchè non parli?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 06:25:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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What does one do, exactly, to substitute such a voice for the Windows 
built-in default voice that Mathematica 7 now uses?

magma wrote:
> A popular story tells that Michelangelo, having just finished his
> Moses, stepped back to admire his latest creation and, overwhelmed by
> its beauty and perfection, threw his hammer at its right knee
> exclaiming "Perch=E8 non parli?" (why don't you speak?).
> Well, if you are thinking of throwing your hammer at Mathematica
> 7.0 ...hold on for a second....because Mathematica 7.0 can actually
> SPEAK! And rather fluently too!
> In fact not only it can read aloud any text you throw at it, but it
> can articulate complex math formulae too. In other words it has the
> capability to orally communicate with the user for mesages, help,
> warnings, ect.
> Have you tried the speech capabilities of  Mathematica 7.0 yet?
> Well, if you have, chances are that you have been disappointed by the
> poor quality of the default MS voices present on Windows XP machines
> (I do not know about Vista). Never mind, because excellent and low
> cost voices exist that can replace the default Windows voices.
> Excellent voices from Neospeech or Acapela cost between 30$ and 50 $,
> often in association with low cost TTS (text to speech) software.

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