text2speech - tts

Converts text to speech.
Updated 25 Jan 2011

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Any text is spoken.

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1. add the text2speech folder to your Matlab path
2. Test your new function:
tts('This is a test.')

Casual chat.
tts('Hi - how are you?');
tts({'Hello. How are you?','It is nice to speak to you.','regards SAPI.'})

Emphasising (only for the SAPI version*)
text2speech('You can <EMPH> emphasis </EMPH> text.');

Silence (only for the SAPI version)
text2speech('There will be silence now <SILENCE MSEC=''500''/> and speech again.');

text2speech('You can <pitch middle=''-10''/> drop the pitch.');
text2speech('But you can make it <pitch middle=''+10''/> jump as well.');

*SAPI: Speech SDK 5.1 from Microsoft

Microsoft's TTS Namespace

Microsoft's Synthesizer Class

Cite As

Wolfgang Garn (2024). text2speech - tts (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/11297-text2speech-tts), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2010a
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Version Published Release Notes

Added function "tts" which uses .NET (but has no special voice features yet as in the previous text2speech version), but overcomes "Visual C++ 2005 or 2008 requirement".

Matlab 2009 release (version 7.8+) usage of SpeechSynthesizer recommended.