Last updated at 1:32 pm UTC on 3 November 2003
Squeak includes the KlattSynthesizer, a Klatt-style cascade-parallel formant synthesizer. To try some examples, take a look at the 'examples' class method categories in the DECTalkReader and Speaker classes.
For example, try a DoIt on the following (and make sure you have the sound turned on ;-) ):
Speaker man say: 'Listen to my voice. I am a man speaking.'.
Speaker whispery say: 'This is my whispery voice.'
Or try entering your own phrase in the quotes.
More examples are available in the Speaker class-side 'examples' category, which also illustrate how to set pitch, voice, range, etc.
Try this variation to see an animated face speak a phrase:
Speaker manWithHead say: 'This is my voice. Can you see my lips?'
Until you've experienced it, you can have no idea how truly wierd it is to hear Stephen Hawking doing the Time Warp ("it's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right...").
Speech factored into SAR package for SqueakMap
Currently this is a just a SAR for the file-out of the 3.4 "Speech-" class categories