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  • Blog Post: Question about SupportedAudioFormats of SpeechSynthesizer

    Happy new year! It is 2011. Recently I got a customer question regarding "SupportedAudioFormats". He used the Server Speech Platform 10.2. But he found the SupportedAudioFormats of speechsynthesizer is empty. This is because of some issue in service voice setup. All the service voices currently is...
  • Blog Post: Where to ask for TTS support?

    If you are a developer that is looking for some help on using TTS in your project, there is an alias you can try. speak AT microsoft.com It is not a fulltime product support contact but you might get some suggestion to your problem. You can also give your feedback about text to speech engines via this...
  • Blog Post: TTS in Microsoft Lync

    According to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/extensible-platform.aspx "State-of-the-art speech technology now in 26 languages provided by the updated Microsoft Speech Platform, a zero-royalty, enterprise grade server based speech platform that ships with UCMA 3.0 and now adds VoiceXML 2.1 to UCMA...
  • Blog Post: TTS in Windows Phone 7

    If you got a chance to play a Windows phone 7, you can try out speech feature in it. It has three cool speech features: voice search, voice activated dialing and start application by command. In these scenerios, Zira TTS will use to speak the text back. I hope you will love it. More news about...
  • Blog Post: FAQ about The Server Speech Platform

    This post will talk about some frequent questions when using TTS functionality in Microsoft Server Speech Platform. I will keep it updated as new questions come up. For the detailed usage of the API, please go to MSDN. · Why SpeechSynthesizer Speak doesn't produce sound on my sound card...
  • Blog Post: Use TTS functionality in Microsoft Speech Platform

    In previous post , I introduced the microsoft speech platform is available to download. Here is a short introduction on how to use the TTS functionality provided by the platform. The steps are: 1. Download and install the speech platform runtime and one language pack like en-US as you wish 2. Download...
  • Blog Post: Bing app with Navigation for Windows Mobile released!

    Recently Bing app for Windows Mobile has added free turn by turn directions. TTS is used to read out the address during navigation. http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/search/archive/2010/05/11/updated-bing-app-for-windows-phone.aspx If you have a windows phone, have a try with it. How do you feel...
  • Blog Post: Use Microsoft TTS to read office documents with Office 2010

    In Office 2010, there is a new cool feature to read the text aloud with Microsoft TTS. Here is the post about how to use it. It can use the latest speech platform voices in 26 languages. http://blogs.technet.com/office2010/archive/2010/04/14/hear-in-your-language-in-office-2010.aspx Have fun...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server Speech Platform 10.1 Released (SR and TTS in 26 languages)

    Want to build your speech application with speech recognitions and synthesis? Install the package below, you can now use SR and TTS in 26 language easily. For the Runtime, please download the Microsoft Speech Platform - Server Runtime 10.1 For Language Packs, please download the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Bing Translator with Microsoft TTS functionality now!

    Bing Translator ( http://www.microsofttranslator.com/Default.aspx ) enables TTS output for translation result last week. You now can not only know what the translated results would be but also learn how to read the translated results in the language by clicking the speak button on the top of the result...
  • Blog Post: Programming with latest MS TTS engines

    We released 12 TTS voices in 12 languages with UCMA SDK (also called as Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 SDK) . The Microsoft speech engines bundled with the API support twelve different languages, including English (North America, United Kingdom), French (France, Canada), German, American...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Speech Launched

    MSDN Speech portal is online now. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/speech/default.aspx From here you can get access to latest Microsoft Speech technologies including Speech API, Speech recognition and Text to speech etc. Come on and try the newest Speech product. I will post some tutorials about...
  • Blog Post: Tellme deploys Zira voice with MS TTS technology

    Tellme today announces that it has deployed a female voice called Zira on their platform, the largest VXML voice platform. The Zira voice is driven by recent MS TTS technology. Tellme customers now can access Zira voice in their applications. If you are interested in how it sounds, just listen to...
  • Blog Post: Text to speech feedback

    Dear reader, If you have any suggestion or feedback when using MS TTS on Vista or Windows 7 or TTS APIs, this blog is a place you can post your comments about: 1. issues you find when using TTS in current products 2. suggestions you have in mind that you want in next version of the product ...
  • Blog Post: Hello world to TTS (2)

    In this post, I will show you how to use TTS with the managed Speech API (System.Speech.dll) in C#. This API is introduced since Windows Vista. It supports the tranditional SAPI engines and SSML The steps are as below. 1. create a console C# application. 2. add referrence to System.Speech...
  • Blog Post: Hello world to TTS (1)

    In this post, I will show you how easily you can make your first TTS application with C#. This example will use the COM interop to call SAPI functionality because SAPI has implemented a number of automation objects that can be directly used in C# or any other .Net languages. Suppose you have Windows...
  • Blog Post: TTS introduction

    TTS means "Text to speech" which is the technology to let computer speak to you. In short, you can input the text to computer, then a computer algorithm (so called TTS engine) will analyze the text, determine the pronunciation, synthesize the sound with some mathematical models. The output of a TTS...
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