After having some rather nasty dental work done (four rather complex wisdom teeth removed) I have been left unable to speak for a while. Finding this to be annoying I thought to myself that I have a Windows laptop that has TTS (text to speech) built in.
A few lines of VBS later and I have a magic speaking machine which has proved very helpful:
With a nice little shortcut running it in cscript
set s = CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")
do While 1
Voice = inputbox("what to say")
wscript.echo "> " & Voice
Not pretty at all but it says what you type when you hit enter and outputs a log to the command window in case the TT version is indecipherable. I changed the font size in the command window up to 16 and it seems to work really well for the simple hack that it is.
C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe /NoLogo c:\scripts\say.vbs
I might make it better but I don't think I'd be mute for long so it serves my current needs. Just thought it might help someone some day.
Without it just sounding like I'm taking the pee, Henry hoover + talking script + self reset password machine = genius! :)
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Who needs to talk to kids ever again!
<IT Crowd>Click, Hello IT, pause, click, have you tried turning it off and on again</IT Crowd>
Originally Posted by Steve21
For those with a nice old school Windows CE or Windows Mobile device this little app allows the same kind of thing on a phone:
Download Flite 1.3 for Windows Mobile PocketPC Free - Flite text-to-speech is a speech synthesis engine. It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques - So