Pronunciation (computer, English)

Speech technology can be used to learn the pronunciation of a word or sentence.
But don't expect too much. The text-to-speech (TTS) technology is not a natural voice. This voice is like the metal robot from an old science fiction movie.

Turn on speech from the menu [Settings][Speech]. The voice will announce itself.

It is fun to experiment with... Windows XP and Vista are capable of this technology for English. It is not possible for other languages to work with this voice. To do that, you have to download other text-to-speech engines.

You have to download and install the Speech API 5.1 manually for older versions of Windows: speechsdk51.exe.

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Go to the Control Panel for the settings of these voices, and select 'Speech'.

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