We would also like information on this. We would like to develop an Australian English voice.
Gregory Kearney | Manager Accessible Media
Association for the Blind of WA - Guide Dogs WA
PO Box 101, Victoria Park WA 6979 | 61 Kitchener Ave, Victoria Park WA 6100
Tel: 08 9311 8246 | Fax: 08 9361 8696 | www.guidedogswa.com.au
Tel: 307-224-4022 (North America)
On 11/05/2011, at 9:52 PM, Matthias Neeracher wrote:
> On 09.05.2011, at 12:31, Lex wrote:
>> I am new to mac OS X development as well as to entire mac, got my macbook pro in friday and have been enjoying it till now.
>> I am blind and use voiceover technology to access my computer. The whole system and the level of accessibility of it impresses me, however, there is a problem: I am from Ukraine and I need Russian and Ukrainian synthesizer to fully utilize my macbook at university and for daily use. I discovered that there exists paid Russian voice for mac from Assistiveware which costs 108 euros and isn't usable in multilingual environment (mixed Cyrillic and English texts). And there is not Ukrainian synthesizer at all.
> Yes, I would imagine that it's quite difficult to find Ukrainian synthesis.
>> Fortunately, I am myself a developer, and have access to some synthesizers which I desire to port to mac. However, while client-side documentation about how to use speech synthesize is comprehensive, I haven't found a place where I can learn about how to create 3rd party synthesizer.
>> Therefore, here are my questions:
>> 1. Where I can find a documentation about how to create a synthesizer for mac OS X?
> We have documentation and sample code, although it's still a sizable task to port a synthesizer (especially one that works in VoiceOver, which is pretty intense, as TTS clients go). I'll see what I can put together for you.
>> 2. Will 32 bit synthesizer be usable in 64 bit system?
> Not as such. What you could do is have your synthesizer run in a separate process and use some sort of message passing to communicate with it. I believe some third party developers have successfully used that approach.
>> 3. I have C and C++ as well as Python background on ms windows, and while I am opened to learn new technologies (such as objective c and cocoa) I need working synthesizers as soon as possible. Is it possible to develop those in C/C++ and touch objective c and its runtime as little as possible?
> Our synthesizer API does not involve any Objective C (It's formulated in terms of Core Foundation). You would probably be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to pick up Objective C, though.
> Matthias Neeracher
> Senior Software Engineer, Accessibility Team, Apple Inc
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