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    Hello Everyone, it’s been a while…

    Is there a way of connecting Lectora to a good quality text to speech converter? I would like to be able to display a page and then play the contents of selected text fields.

    If such a converter does exist, would you kindly tell me where to find it and (if possible) how to connect to it?

    Thank you for your help as ever.

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    DragonSpeakingNaturally… from Nuance ( https://www.nuance.com ) is one of the best voice recognition tools and with it you can literally control your computer by voice…but its pricey.

    Google voice recognition is cheaper…and works well too…
    https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/

    Ah wait you want it the other way around… text2speech…
    https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/

    Easiest to implement would be a javascript library…well try these…

    ResponsiveVoice Text To Speech


    https://github.com/Hagsten/Talkify
    https://www.npmjs.com/package/text-to-speech-js
    https://www.masswerk.at/mespeak/

    Quite interesting options… gonna mockup a sample 🙂

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    Thank you, Math. As usual, you are a mine of information and help. I had identified responsivevoice as a possibility but not the others. Any mockup would be hugely helpful.

     

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    Hello again

    I have managed to get the responsivevoice API to work quite well although the quality of the English voices bothers me a bit and I still cannot do everything I want.

    BTW…  I am cleary getting rusty with Lectora. Is there a Lectora variable associated with the contents of a textblock? I thought there was but cannot seem to find one.

    Thank you!

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    No variable thats specifically linked to the contents of a textfield. However you can use actions to set the content of a textfield to some variables value…or use Javascript to get the content of a specific textfield… jQuery / Vanilla javascript or GSAP solutions for that allover my posts…

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