Text to Speech API
The Speech Synthesis API has been integrated into Ozeki 10, so you can use it as a connection. It can receive messages from other Ozeki 10 connections and convert it to a male or female voice. The 'Text to Speech' connection can convert texts written in different kind of languages.
Follow these steps:
- A speaker or headphone
- Ozeki 10 installed on your computer
- A webbrowser (best on Chrome)
STEP 1: Start Ozeki 10's Control Panel
Run Ozeki 10 from any webbrowser you prefer, although Google Chrome is suggested.
Log into the Ozeki GUI by using your user credentials and run the 'Control Panel' from Ozeki 10's start menu (Figure 3).
STEP 2: Create a Text to Speech connection
On the following figures you can see how to create your new text to speech connection.
First you should see a table full of the current connection. Above the table you can see a wide blue 'Create New Connection' button. Click on it and a new panel will appear on the right side. Select 'Audio' on the panel (Figure 4).
Here you can find multiple audio connections. All of them use either your speaker or microphone.
Select the 'Text to Speech' icon, so you can continue (Figure 5).
Now you have to choose the connection type of the text to speech converter.
Finally you can choose from multiple computer generated voices. Choose the language of the voice depending on the language of the text message that should be spoken out loud by the computer. If finished, click 'Ok' (Figure 7).
STEP 3: Route another connection to it
Here you can see how simple it is to route connections together. The message flow between connection can simply travel through any routed direction. In this example a 'Speech to Text' browser API is added to Ozeki 10's connection list. The Speech to Text and Text to Speech API's are routed together, so every word sensed by the microphone will be converted to a computer voice generated through the speakers. Click on 'Routes' to head towards on creating the routing (Figure 8).
Click 'Create new Route' to set the route. Choose the connection to route from and the other connection to route to. Use the dropdown menus to do this. You can see these menus next to step 2 of figure 9.
If you create the same route seen in this example, all outgoing messages from the 'Speech to Text' connection will reach the 'Text to Speech' connection. This means that all words detected by the microphone will be transformed to text messages and read out loud from your speakers or headphones.