We teach Text-to-Speech to speak Russian

    I read MacS X's birthday note on MacSpoon , which turned 7 years old. But for me, the surprise in this post was not a noble anniversary, but a completely different one. The article mentioned that Mac OS X is MacOS Ten, and not Macs X, as many people are used to talking and understanding - including me. So he climbed into Google to look for the answer to this question and found a cool solution. In addition, I found out that the standard Text-to-Speech talker can be taught to speak Russian!

    The idea is simple and original at the same time. Since we want to know how to pronounce the name of the operating system correctly, let’s ask it yourself! And let us answer out loud. Fortunately, in Mac OS X this can be done quite easily, thanks to the program called “say”.

    Now we launch the terminal and ask Makos to name the first part of his name, then the second and, finally, all together:

    localhost: ~ me $ say “Mac OS”
    localhost: ~ me $ say “X”
    localhost: ~ me $ say “Mac OS X”

    In the end, it turns out that our name is all the same, "Mack Ou-eS Ten." Further more. Is it possible to teach this same “say” to speak Russian? I’ve played around for half an hour, and using the “stick” method and ABC book I taught the “piece of iron” a little to speak great and powerful. Here, for example, you can send greetings to visitors to Habr:

    "Hello, Habrachelovek.mp3"
    "How are you? I am a poppy robot. I am learning to speak Russian. I know a lot of cool not very words. Translit and macovod.net can really do wonders! ”

    Localhost: ~ me $ say -v Alex -o habr.aiff“ Privet, habra-chelovek. How are you. Ya robot-macovod. Ya oochus 'govorit' po roosski. Znaue mnogo klassnyh ee ne ochen 'slov. Traans-leet, eee, macovod .net, ree-al'no mogut, de-lat 'choo-dee-sa "

    There is much more to be taught to speak. Try it :)

    via Macovod Blog

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