Questions tagged [speech]

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Can you add different voice tags to apple text to speech

Okay, so see the following link: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/SpeechSynthesisProgrammingGuide/FineTuning/FineTuning.html If you have your mac ...
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How do I use AppleScript or Automator to turn Time Announce on or off at specified times?

I like Time Announce during the day while I am working. But I want it off when I am sleeping. Apple's Do Not Disturb function will mute notifications and sounds associated with them, but it has no ...
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Is there a way to start speaking a word using macOS text to speech by hovering over it and pressing a shortcut?

I want it to speak the word without selecting it, just hovering over it + a shortcut. Or by pressing a shortcut after using the lookup feature in Mac.
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Which ios devices support​ offline speech recognition

Which ios devices allow a user to do speech recognition (the microphone in the keyboard to type) when there is no internet connection (or a slow connection). My brand new iPad mini cannot do it but ...
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Migrate speech profile

I've been speaking into my Mac for the last couple of years. I'm starting a fresh OSX. If I understand correctly, the speech recognition improves over time. Is it possible to migrate my old profile,...
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Downloading additional voices from command-line

I am using a MacOS X server (to which I only have command-line access) to convert text to speech which is saved to sound files (using PyObjC). I would like to install some of the optional OS X voices (...
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iPhone 5s speaks the words I type when I text

My iPhone 5s speaks the words I type while texting. How do I stop iPhone 5s from speaking the words I type when texting?
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Can Apple Watch read aloud web sites or web pages?

I know that Apple Watch comes with Siri, which is capable of understanding spoken phrases and respond with a short answer. But can it also read an entire website or web page, similar to Android apps ...
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Commercial command line utility for transcribing voice memos to text?

I'm looking for a commercial command line utility to transcribe my MP3 voice memos into text files. My workflow is to record voice memos through out the day and upload these memos as MP3 files to ...
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Talking clock in a different language

I've got my Mac speaking me the time every hour, but I'm currently trying to learn French so I thought it would be a good idea to make it speak the time in French. However, rather than saying "Il est ...
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Customise speech assistant

OSX's speech assistant must be the most underrated feature of any product ever. The complexity of speech recognition algorithms is colossal. I have been tracking their progress for years, as I have ...
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Mac Speech 'choppy'

Is there any reason why the text to speech reader will sound choppy? On the first attempt to read a block of text, it stops for a split second every few clauses - even failing to say some words along ...
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Text To Speech - Custom Rate (not on the slider)

In System Preferences, under Dictation & Speech, there is a Speaking Rate setting: Is there a way to change the Speaking Rate to a value that is not on that slider bar? For example, if I want ...
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How do I end dictation without using my mouse, and without triggering unintended shortcuts?

As far as I know, to terminate hands-free voice dictation mode one must use their hands -- either by clicking 'Done', or by pressing Command + D. However, pressing Command + D also executes the ...
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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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SpeechRecognitionServer not found in Mavericks with applescript?

I am trying to use an applescript to get speech input from a user and then perform and action. However, the code i'm using was made for osx lion. When I put it into applescript editor, the editor ...
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Mac OS X Speech Won't Work

Let's say i'm reading a book online. I wouldn't want to read i would use the Speech Feature by Apple. I open Safari, read a book, I select all using CMD+A and i right click and start the speech. I ...
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Mac OS announcing notifications

There is an option in Mac OS to announce alerts, when they are displayed or to have it announce the time in regular intervals. My question is: Is there an option to announce notifications, or even ...