Re: Perchè non parli?
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- Subject: [mg95197] Re: [mg95183] Perchè non parli?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- 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. > > > > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305