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2021-08-26 05:39 »



Dear God, Microsoft! Bring this to Edge on other Platforms and please don't cheap out with the voice software! It's kinda there on Linux, but the Read aloud feature doesn't work.

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2021-08-26 21:37 »

Ain't the Devil always in the details. The really good text-to-speech voices are being handled through a online/cloud-based mechanism. :thumbdown:

On Windows, you can still select the "local" ones (they're not labeled "online"), they're decent but those 'natural' (all online) voices are the best TTS voices I've ever heard. I'm hoping that if the export this feature to other platforms, they'll at least offer up a subset of their speech API, so that users will at least have the option of not using the cloud-based TTS. I have my doubts Microsoft will go that far though.

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2021-08-26 23:39 »

Eh, it works in the Dev builds on Linux:
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Of course the voices are 'online'. It works well (it really does), still it would be nice to have a few 'offline' choices.

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2021-08-26 23:39 »

I tried this last night, didn't realize I needed to reboot in order for the voices to work...

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2021-08-27 00:53 »

On Windows, you can highlight some text and choose read from here. Seems to be MIA in Linux.
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2021-08-27 01:54 »

Oops. TFW you remembered to close the chat with your friends, but forgot about the files and links they were sending. :lol:
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I guess I won't die from embarrassment (just slink back into the tall grass). :oops:

Don't ask what those users were doing on cam, you don't wanna know! :silent:

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2021-08-27 02:28 »

It DOES NOT work with Kindle Cloud Reader :thumbdown:

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2021-08-27 06:11 »

lol those hornets though :lol:

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2021-08-27 21:50 »

LOL, me yabbering about the porn, you the hornets,

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