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Old 02-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #31
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #32
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Nuance does some thing well, and other things poorly. One thing it does poorly is that it does not handle a lot of common words very well. "Global" rhymes with "cobble" according to Nuance, and "potatoes" is "POT-a-toes" instead of "Po-TA-toes."
Most good text to speech packages use a combination of "rules" with which to work out how to pronounce "odd" words, and a "dictionary" containing correct pronunciations of common words. It sounds as though your package lacks the dictionary aspect if it's falling over on common words.
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how does it handle naughty words? wondered if they had these filtered or not
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:49 PM   #34
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Could it be true? Not that it really matters, but someone claims that Amazon hired Tom Cruise as the voice for the Kindle 2's controversial text-to-speech feature.



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Doubtful .... and keep in mind "someone claims" something stupid that is eventually proven to be untrue about every other second.
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