ProVoice Developer's Speech Toolkit from First Byte
- Platform: ProVoice Developer's Toolkits are available for
DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2, and Macintosh.
- Description: ProVoice allows programmers to add
synthesized speech to their applications. Your program passes text
strings to the ProVoice speech engine that translates text into audible
speech. Male and/or female "SpeechFonts" are available for many
languages; English, French, German, UK British English, Italian, and
ProVoice converts text to speech in two phases using a set of
phonetic translation and pronunciation rules. First, the software
analyzes and translates text into "sound descriptors", a phonetic
language with pitch, duration, and amplitude codes which are needed to
produce stress patterns in phrases and sentences. Rules are used to
analyze words, numbers, and punctuation. The second phase converts the
intermediate phonetic language in speech signals; algorithms drive
distinct speech signals into smooth flowing, continuous, clear speech.
Real time synchronization of mouth movement and word boundaries allows
animation of a graphical talking character, or highlighting of displayed
text as it is spoken.
Necessary tools and examples are provided for programmers to
manipulate the ProVoice speech technology; including installation
instructions, extensive samples programs, and complete documentation. In
addition, sample code is provided on disk to illustrate speech
- Note 1: First Byte will perform custom work for embedded
- Note 2: ProVoice Windows includes support for the Microsoft SAPI.
It will speak through any Windows-supported wave audio device.
- Note 3: Distribution of ProVoice for commercial use is
subject to execution of a Commercial Product Distribution License
- WWW: For more detailed information and examples go to the
First Byte WWW page:
- See also: Monologue for Windows
from First Byte
- Price and Availability: Contact First Byte
- Contact: First Byte
19840 Pioneer Ave., Torrance, CA 90503
Ph: 310-793-0610, Fax: 310-793-0611
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