Mac Osx Text Speech Voices For Windows

CereProc's 5.0 Mac voices are supported on Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina. Download size and disk space usage are around 100MB-150MB. Power PC Macs (built before 2005) are not supported. Please note these voices are for personal use only, e.g. A home user on their own Mac. These sentences will then be processed and used to create the text to speech voice. Use your own voice in your favorite application Once the synthetic voice has been created it can be used for free in a type&talk box on the website, or it can be purchased for use with SAPI on Windows, with Google TTS API on Android, or in a partner application.

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VoiceOver is a full function screen reader somewhat similar to using JAWS. It reads all elements of the window and uses specific keystrokes and trackpad swipes to interact with menus and the contents of programs. It was designed for people who are blind so it may be too feature rich for people just wanting to read text in a document. The hotkey for starting VoiceOver for all Mac version since OS 10.5 is Command+F5.

VoiceOver will not read in Microsoft Office for Mac or in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac. Comparable programs that VoiceOver will work in are Pages (an Apple word processor) and Preview (the default PDF viewer for Mac). More information can be found at


Mac Text To Speech Voices For Windows

Mac OS X also has a Text to Speech Option which will read selected text when the user presses a user defined Shortcut Key. The text to speech option also works in the Apple Calculator to make it self voicing. It is a simpler option than VoiceOver to use for reading e-texts for people with learning disabilities.

  1. To start, open the System Preferences panel under the Apple icon and click on Dictation and Speech.
  2. Select the Text to Speech tab
  3. Check the option “Speak selected text when the key is pressed
  4. Click the Set Key option
  5. Choose one modifier key — Command, Control, Option, or Shift — plus one other key of your choice
  6. Then click OK

Now each time you type this key combination, your Mac will read aloud any text you have selected. To stop the speech, type the same key combination again.

The default hotkey for TTS is Option+Escape. You can adjust the voice and speech rate in the Dictation and Speech options in System Preferences.

Selecting a Different Reading Voice

Alex is the default reading voice on the Mac OS. It is an incredibly realistic voice but there are other options for text to speech voices in Mac. Mac OS has a large number of high quality voices available from Nuance in many languages and dialects. To access these voices do the following.

  1. Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences
  2. Open Dictation and Speech
  3. Click on the System Voice combobox and click on Customize
  4. Check the checkbox for the voices you wish to install and click OK

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The additional voices will take some time to download. Each file is around 200 megabytes. If you install voices for different languages it will also download additional files Mac will need to support those languages. You probably do not want to download more voices than you will use.

Creating MP3's with a Mac

Books2Burn is a free Text-To-Speech MP3 creation program for the Mac OS X Leopard. It can use the high quality Alex voice to create MP3's that you can load onto your iPod. This program has not been tested by our office yet but our understanding is that it will only open text files. You may need to cut and paste the text you want for the MP3 in the user interface.


Click here for more info and to download Books2Burn.

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Has anyone played around with the new (669MB!) Alex voice available in the text-to-speech section of the Speech preference pane? It's eerie how good it is: the first voice that's good enough for regular proofreading, though I think it sounds better a hair faster than the default speed. It's leagues better than the Cepstral David voice I paid $30 for last year. ( BTW, Cepstral's engine is fully compatible with Leopard too, in case you like their voices better -- and they do have a much wider range than Apple does.
My favorite part is that Alex actually breathes audibly just before starting a new sentence! I couldn't figure out why it sounded so natural, then a friend pointed out the quick inhalation just before he reads each new sentence. Unreal!
It's not perfect: he makes more pronunciation mistakes than Cepstral David, but that's to be expected for v.1.0. I hope Apple will add a 'Corrections' feature to the Speech preference pane to allow people to enter corrections, new words, and exceptions.
But it's still a home run for people who use text-to-speech!

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MacBook Pro, 15', 2.33GHz Intel, Mac OS X (10.5)

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Posted on Oct 27, 2007 11:42 AM

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