Controlling Text to Speech

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacLarry, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. MacLarry macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    I have several text files that I would like to have Text to Speech read for me. However the software does not pause at natural breaks like normal speech. For instance after commas, periods, end of paragraphs, etc.

    Are there control codes that I can put in my text files to cause the software to pause? I can edit my files accordingly but I can't seem to locate control codes.
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    If you are on Leopard, try the Alex voice (system preferences, speech) which is a new voice for Leopard. Normal pause characters like comma, semicolon, colon and dashes work fine here (in fact, for all voices on 10.5.6 and PPC G5 Mac). Are you using the OS X voice or some 3rd party program?

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