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  • Text to Speech?

    I keep seeing an A5w page called "__a5runTextToSpeech.a5w" on my publish list. Hmmm - new feature coming? Does anybody know anything about this? It's got me curious.
    text_to_speech.png
    Wendy Welton
    Architect
    past & future Alphaholic - deliberately falling off the wagon!

    http://www.artformhomeplans.com/

  • #2
    Re: Text to Speech?

    It is used in the Image Gallery feature pack to read out the descriptions for an image in the gallery.

    Howerver, a5 v11 has built in text to speech. you can go to the interactive window in a5 and type:

    TextToSpeech("hello wendy")

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    • #3
      Re: Text to Speech?

      Hi Wendy,

      Martin put together a sample showing how to use the .NET speech synthesizer in XBasic:



      You can also return generated speech on an A5W page (and therefore in components) doing something like this (but I highly recommend lots of testing):


      Hosting Page

      Code:
      <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
      <HTML xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
      <HEAD>
      
      <BODY>
      Speaking a message.
      
      <AUDIO src="TalkToMe.A5W" controls="controls"></audio>
      </BODY>
       
      </HTML>

      TalkToMe.A5W

      Code:
      <%a5 
      
      Context.Response.ContentType = "audio/wav"
      dim Sv as DotNet::Services
      dim assy as DotNet::AssemblyReference
      assy.filename = "C:\Program Files" +  if(Is64BitWindows(), " (x86)", "") + "\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.0\System.Speech.dll"
      dim Text as C = "This is a test. It is only a test.  If this had been a real emergency... I'd be under my desk crying like a baby!"
      
      Sv.RegisterClass("Speech", "Synth", "System.Speech.Synthesis.SpeechSynthesizer", assy)
      dim TestTalker as Speech::Synth
      
      dim Stream as System::IO::MemoryStream
      TestTalker.SetOutputToWaveStream(Stream)
      TestTalker.Speak(Text)
      Stream.Position = 0
      Stream.CopyTo(Context.Response.OutputStream)
      TestTalker.SetOutputToNull() 
      TestTalker.Dispose() 
      %>
      Enjoy!

      Kurt

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      • #4
        Re: Text to Speech?

        Cool! Now I'll have to think up something cool for it to do on my web site, just because I can. In my spare time...
        Wendy Welton
        Architect
        past & future Alphaholic - deliberately falling off the wagon!

        http://www.artformhomeplans.com/

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        • #5
          Re: Text to Speech?

          In my spare time i'm building a english wordtrainer for my son :-)

          So according to the example in the wiki http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/DotNet...w+in+Version+1

          I have this function that i call in an ajax call back (everytime if a word in the dictionary gets focus):

          function SpeakLoudEnglish as c (e as p)

          'SpeakLoud = "alert('You submitted a value of: " + js_escape(e._currentRowDataNew.lastname) + "');"
          dim english as C = e._currentRowDataNew.engels_vv + " " + e._currentRowDataNew.engels
          dim Sv as DotNet::Services
          dim assy as DotNet::AssemblyReference
          assy.filename = DotNetPath()+"WPF\System.Speech.dll"
          dim Text as C = english

          If Sv.RegisterClass("Speech", "Synth", \
          "System.Speech.Synthesis.SpeechSynthesizer", assy)
          dim TestTalker as Speech::Synth
          TestTalker.SpeakAsync(Text)
          else
          ui_msg_box("Speech Demo","Synth class not registered")
          end if

          end function
          e._currentRowDataNew.engels_vv + " " + e._currentRowDataNew.engels are just two fields in a grid.

          Everything works as a charm in localhost and livepreview. But not a peep when published

          I'm totally green with dot net, so all help is welcome

          I also tried Kurt's approach but have no clue what code to put where en how to pass the words to the pages :-(
          Ger Kurvers
          Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
          Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019

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          • #6
            Re: Text to Speech?

            Perhaps I am missing something here, but this can't work. This is xbasic code. it executes on the server. So in theory, if there was a speaker attached to your server and you were sitting in the same room where the server was located, you would hear something being spoken. But the browser is another location. So they will not hear anything.

            It seems to me like you would need to generate an audio file on the server and then send that back to the browser as your response to your callback. Then your browser could play the audio file.

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            • #7
              Re: Text to Speech?

              It was a great wish while it lasted.
              Imagine the fun of having your webpage tell the user a piece of obvious information
              Gregg
              https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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              • #8
                Re: Text to Speech?

                How does this work? Selwyn wrote..
                It is used in the Image Gallery feature pack to read out the descriptions for an image in the gallery.
                Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
                Albert Einstein, (attributed)
                US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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                • #9
                  Re: Text to Speech?

                  Thanks, Selwyn your remark made clear what was going on. Having a speaking server is a lot of fun :-)
                  Solution was very easy:

                  1. see post #3: Take Kurt's TalkToMe.a5w page

                  I only altered: dim Text as C = var_engels_vv + " " + var_engels

                  2. open it with pagevariables in a hidden div at an event of your choice:

                  http://screencast.com/t/ckj7iP6MLGn


                  3. and this is the result :-)

                  http://screencast.com/t/Ocy6uW5BS

                  Added information:

                  It seems that for proper working it is required that in Firefox Quicktime-plugin 7.7.3 is installed.
                  If not: the sound is not played until another application is opened or even worse: after every row render a browsertab is opened,
                  Maybe other plugings work also properly.... But quicktime does the job well.
                  Tested on window vista and windows 7, both firefox 17.01
                  Last edited by cptutrecht; 12-22-2012, 11:59 AM. Reason: additional information
                  Ger Kurvers
                  Alpha Anywhere / V4.6.1.9- Build 6488
                  Development: Mysql, windows 10 64 Applicationserver: standard on Windows server 2019

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