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Listen to All of Apple's Text-to-Speech Voices From Around the World

siri_ios_7_iconAround the world, Apple's text-to-speech functionality offers 32 voices for various languages, which have been compiled by Tes Mat, developer of the app Vocab Ninja.

Mat has created a website that offers a sample of the text-to-speech function saying "Luke, I am your father," in all of the available text-to-speech languages, ranging from Arabic to Turkish.

Each voice clip is available in both standard and enhanced quality, a higher quality version of VoiceOver that has been available since iOS 7.

The site has been updated for iOS 7.1, adding newly introduced enhanced voices in Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese. Each of the different voices and languages available on the Apple operating system can be accessed by visiting the Vocab Ninja website.

Update 1:46 PM PT: This article incorrectly stated that the available voices were for Siri, rather than for text-to-speech. Siri is available in 15 different countries listed here.

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Posted: 23 weeks ago

The mandarin one is weird. It uses bu (不)for Luke, which means no or not.

So, the literal translation is: No, I am your father.


That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")
http://scifi.about.com/od/starwarsfilms/a/3-Famous-Star-Wars-Quotes-That-Were-Never-Said.htm
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Someone compile samples into a youtube link for the lazy please. :cool:
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
Well that was pretty fun.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")
http://scifi.about.com/od/starwarsfilms/a/3-Famous-Star-Wars-Quotes-That-Were-Never-Said.htm


Well, at least my mandarin was right. :D
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
The new Australian voice sounds much worse. Harder to understand and far more synthetic.

Hoping they've only gone backwards so they can build on something.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")
http://scifi.about.com/od/starwarsfilms/a/3-Famous-Star-Wars-Quotes-That-Were-Never-Said.htm


My memory (geeks correct me if I'm wrong)

Vader: "Obi-wan never told you what happened to your father"
Luke: "He told me enough; he told me YOU killed him!"
Vader: "No. I am your father!"
Luke: "Nooooooo! Noo! noo! That's not true that's IMPOSSIBLE!!!"
Vader: "Search your feelings blah blah"
/ "scream like wuss and/or emperor after you jump"
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
They have even more voices on OS X, and the voice pack is also larger.

Settings > Dictation & Speech > Text to Speech
Then click 'System Voices' and 'Customize...'
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

That literal translation is accurate...
You fell for the same myth, which is a mis-quote from the movie...
If you check, you'll find that the Star Wars quote REALLY was "No. I am your father" (not "Luke , I am your father")
http://scifi.about.com/od/starwarsfilms/a/3-Famous-Star-Wars-Quotes-That-Were-Never-Said.htm


Well you learn something new everyday. :D
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago

Vader: "Search your feelings blah blah"


Awesome, thanks! You just saved me $4, now I don't have to rent it. :D
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 23 weeks ago
I hope he does one for mac.
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