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jsmorley
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Speaking Google News...

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Hey, why not...

Left click launches the news item, right click speaks it...
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karmat
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Ha, good one!
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I wonder how nircmd did this.
Maybe it recalls windows' text-to-speech tool?
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vindurriel wrote:I wonder how nircmd did this.
Maybe it recalls windows' text-to-speech tool?
It's not nimrod, but Autoit3, and it just uses a new feature of Google Translate. ;-)

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#NoTrayIcon

If $CmdLine[0] = 1 Then
	$Url = "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?q=" & $CmdLine[1]
	$SavePath = ".\"
	InetGet($Url, $SavePath & "SpeakTime.mp3",1)
	SoundPlay(".\SpeakTime.mp3",1)
	Sleep(1000)
	FileDelete(".\SpeakTime.mp3")
EndIf

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We also have way to use native windows SAPI as same your concept.
The following code is the script to call SAPI. (argument is executed as a phrase. )

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Set objArg = WScript.Arguments
Set sp=CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")
sp.Speak objArg(0)
You can save this script as "say.vbs", then execute it with Rainmeter like the following examples.

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[Rainmeter]
BackgroundMode=2
DynamicWindowSize=1
OnRefreshAction=!Execute ["#CURRENTPATH#say.vbs" "Hello, [USERNAME]"]

[USERNAME]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=Plugins\SysInfo.dll
SysInfoType=USER_NAME

[TIME]
Measure=Time
Format=%#H:%#M

[MeterUserName]
MeasureName=USERNAME
Meter=STRING
FontSize=15
Text="TALK!"
LeftMouseDownAction=!Execute ["#CURRENTPATH#say.vbs" "It's [TIME]"]
(Though I know Google's english intonation is much better... :)
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kenz0 wrote:We also have way to use native windows SAPI as same your concept.
The following code is the script to call SAPI. (argument is executed as a phrase. )

(Though I know Google's english intonation is much better... :)
Thanks for this info kenz0, it's a good alternative.

The pros and cons are:

cons:
- Using the google approach means you have to be online
- The google feature has a limit of 100 characters
- Microsoft Sam sounds like a stroke victim

pros:
- The voice google uses is very clear and sounds like my fantasy woman. I sometimes click the news feed just cause I get lonely. ;-)
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jsmorley wrote:
Thanks for this info kenz0, it's a good alternative.

The pros and cons are:

cons:
- Using the google approach means you have to be online
- The google feature has a limit of 100 characters
- Microsoft Sam sounds like a stroke victim

pros:
- The voice google uses is very clear and sounds like my fantasy woman. I sometimes click the news feed just cause I get lonely. ;-)
hahaha, you're right. I'm sure that Sam's voice never becomes a comfort of our loneliness.
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jsmorley wrote: pros:
- The voice google uses is very clear and sounds like my fantasy woman. I sometimes click the news feed just cause I get lonely. ;-)
Rainmeter just got creepier.
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Re: Speaking Google News...

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jsmorley wrote: The voice google uses is very clear and sounds like my fantasy woman. I sometimes click the news feed just cause I get lonely.
Mac OSX's TTS system has dozens types of voice, some like "fantasy", some are "fnatic"
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"Microsoft Sam sounds like a stroke victim" - Quote of the week nominee right there, I had to stop for a minute and laugh