|TTS Home Hear pages speak in English, French, & Spanish||↓ Demos below on right ↓|
NEWS! Lextutor TTS will soon be back! Click here to see promising example of URL-driven TTS
But unfortunately only really works in IE...
Several of Lextutor's learning tools have TTS (Text-To-Speech) capacity as an extra (Hypertext, List_Learn, Group_Lex, and others require it for their main functionality (e.g., Dictator). With TTS, a learner has the option of clicking on a word or sometimes a phrase and hearing it pronounced. TTS is available on Lextutor in English, French, and Spanish. If a routine is TTS-enabled, it bears the Speaks-For-Itself icon.
TTS requires the (free) download of a speech plug-in from DirectExtras Inc. onto every computer that will use it, and in addition the download of a voice or set of voices. In the case of English, one download site provides both speech plug-in + voices, but you have to launch the process a second time to get the voices. For French and Spanish, following the download of the plug-in and English voices an additional French or Spanish voice download is also required. >>> Download Security issues? Here's what Microsoft says - or get IT help.
Your current voices 1. Download plug-in
2. Repeat to get English voice
3. Get French
or Spanish voice
4. Test it
1. Click icon or link to get free Speech Plug-In from
2. Choose Mary when offered "additional voices."
3. Refresh screen (F5) when download is complete to verify installed voices.
Download free ActiveX French or Spanish L+H voices from Microsoft:
NOTE - Location moves around - this one good on 25 Oct 08
Microsoft voices will appear after restart of your computer
Test download success here