Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Read out loud blog posts

Not sure why I didn't think of this before, but of course modern computers have text-to-speech and can read text aloud.

So I got it to read my post from yesterday - instantly found two errors (which then I had to correct) and also several poorly written sentences (which I left because life is short and it's probably better to make new blog posts better).

What made me realise this was browsing Mariner Software's writing software and finding this which allows setting different voices in different pieces of text. But for simple use cases the built-in stuff is enough.

Other notes and links:

Firefox has Text-to-speech add-ons.

Linux can use Festival but there are others as well.

Raspberry Pi Text to speech ... ... could be interesting for Embedded speech!

Windows Text to Speech is also available:

For Mac users, Safari and Text Edit read things aloud. Go to 'System Preferences' ->  'Dictation and Speech' to configure the voices.

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