Well, the Scansoft, AKA Realspeak, voices are developed by Nuance. The
same company that creates Dragon, Omnipage,  etc. I'm sure there will
be a day when they will have to change there practices or lose out.
One reason I have purchased several Cepstral voices is because they
are A, human sounding, B, affordable, C, Sapi 5 compatible, and D,
cross-platform. This makes them one of the most affordable voices with
more bang for the buck. AT&T Voices are also good for gaming for
pretty much the same reasons as the Cepstral voices.


On 1/20/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Hi tom.
> I suppose ultimately this is just because people like scansoft and whoever
> make eloquence are too greedy to just let people use their voices for other
> programs than Jaws, Hal or window eyes.
> However with more voicing programs being used on mobile phones, in generic
> business reading software etc, I'm not sure how long this atitude was
> persist, ---- also, these days there seem far more makers of good quality
> voices around than a short time ago.
> Myself, I'm not convinced this situation will continue, especially when
> people realize that decent quality sapi complient synths are fairly easy to
> come by.
> Beware the grue!
> Dark.

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