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Festvox: CMU_ARCTIC Databases -
According to, these are better than the defaults for Festival and also the MBROLA ones.
festival  texttospeech  tts  dictation  voices 
october 2015 by kme
Text to Speech | TTS | Free Text to Speech SDK | iSpeech []
Evernote clearly uses this. Unclear why it isn't enabled in the Firefox version of the plugin.
tts  speech  api  webdevel  chrome  dictation 
march 2014 by kme
Dragon Dictate + Bluetooth. Just need a better mic? - headset dictation mac | Ask MetaFilter
There is a work-around that is working really well on my new iMac:

Download and install Line In and Soundflower.
Connect your headset to the computer's Bluetooth connection without the dongle.
Open Sound Preferences.
Select your headset for both the Input and Output as the headset. (That way you can hear the computer if you have set it to speak to you or you are listening to music &c.)
Open Line In (You will be using it a lot, so you may as well set it to stay in the dock.)
When you open Line In, a window will pop up that gives you options of "Input From" and "Output To".
You want to set the Input from your headset.
You want to set the Output to "Soundflower". I am using the 16 channel setting because it works. This is so rigged up that I don't want to try the 2 Channel and ruin things.
When you set up the profile in Dictate, you will then choose "Soundflower" in the list of microphone inputs. You should then be able to trick it into thinking that it is a valid (to them) device. Make sure you are selecting the same one (either 16 or 2) that you selected as the output in Line Out.

Other options: Plantronics Calisto
mac  osx  audio  routing  dictation  dragondictate  usb  headset  bluetooth  annoyance  solution 
january 2014 by kme

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