I would like to download additional text-to-speech voices for OS X to later install on multiple systems or systems without an internet connection.

Is this possible, or do I have to be online to download them through the System Preferences ?

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The downloaded voices are stored in /System/Library/Speech/Voices.

You can copy these between Macs. Download the desired voice on one Mac through System Preferences and copy it to the other Macs that you want.

  • how about the extended version (the 900 meg online file)
    – Ruskes
    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:50
  • @Buscar If you mean Enhanced Dictation, that's dictation, not text-to-speech.
    – grg
    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:51

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