Downloading International Voices for Mac OS X • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion allows downloading high quality voices to speak 27 international languages and some dialects: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Romanian, Slovak, Thai. You can download these from within the Systems Preferences. Choose Customize from the Voice pop-up menu in the Speech pane.
• Read4me has been localized in six languages, see the screenshots in: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish. This means the program’s menu’s, dialogs, etc. have been translated so that it has a native feel for those languages.
• Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard provides English text-to-speech, with a very high quality voice Alex. Alex uses advanced Apple technologies to deliver natural intonation in English even at extraordinarily fast speaking rates. Speech in other languages it possible (see below) You don’t need Mac OS X Lion to use text-to-speech in international languages, you can download additional voices from other vendors. And they have free demo’s available.
Listed below are third party products, and the links below are provided for your convenience only. Read4Me is independent of speech engine, some engines deliver more features than others.