Thread: XP voice options
March 18th, 2003, 04:53 PM #1
XP voice options
Windows XP has an dissability option to turn on a voice that speaks to you when you access menu's and such. It can also read to you if you're typing a text document. I've gotten it to do this only once, but I don't know how I did it. How do I enable it? I've enabled under the dissability menu, but it won't talk or read aloud menus, papers, options, etc.
March 20th, 2003, 07:30 PM #2
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Yeah me too, I have no idea how I turned it on.. from the help file
Text-to-speech overviewText-to-speech (TTS) is the ability of the operating system to play back printed text as spoken words. An internal driver, called a TTS engine, recognizes the text and using a synthesized voice chosen from several pre-generated voices, speaks the written text. A TTS engine is installed with the operating system. Additional engines are also available through third party manufacturers. These engines often use a certain jargon or vocabulary; for example, a vocabulary specializing in medical or legal terminology. They can also use different voices allowing for regional accents such as British English, or speak a different language altogether such as German, French or Russian. For more information on third parties who provide additional SAPI 5-compatible components, please visit our Third Party Products page.
The Text-to-Speech tab on Speech properties in Control Panel presents the options for each TTS engine. See the individual Help topics for specific help. In addition to the general options, each engine can have a different set of specific features. For that reason, not all the resulting dialog boxes will look the same. It is possible that no special features have been included and some of the properties buttons will not have an associated dialog box.
I went over to my tool bar and enabled the language bar. That seems to give you the icons.
Hope this helps.
edit I couldn't get it to read either.
Last edited by ComputerBabe; March 20th, 2003 at 07:33 PM.
March 21st, 2003, 11:14 PM #3
Got it figured out. Here you go if anybody else wants to know.
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March 24th, 2003, 09:32 AM #4
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