Hello, I was wondering if anybody knows of a decent, lightweight redistributable executable that can perform some simple synthesized test-to-speech for Windows platforms. I'm looking for something similar to the built-in "say" command-line function in MacOS (sadly this does not exist in Windows, but I need to develop my AIR app for Windows platforms due to the ASR speech recognition module being used...) Basically I would like something that can simply speak a text word or sentence that is passed to it.
I doubt any such program would be Flash-based, but it could be a command-line executable that I can call using AIR such as "openWithDefaultApplication()"
I think you rather look for C/C++ developer that would write wrapper around existing (pre-installed) TTS components on Windows - wrapper compiled to standalone executable that could be executed via NativeInterface and shipped with your application (at the time of writing there is no other option for us to provide additional features into Air app). That wrapper could be something similar to that one:
(linked executable comes with MSVS project and sources). There is no built-in console (shell) TTS feature on Windows (yet, but who knows).
Thanks for your reply. That's what I was afraid of. (I could probably program such interface myself, but I really don't like working with Microsoft code, libraries and interfaces... and I have a bit of a time constraint)
That wrapper executable you pointed to looks like it could be promising (and has source code), I'll check it out.