Serial Voice/Realvoice PC Help Contents

Serial Voice/Realvoice PC Voice Driver Help

This voice driver supports the Realvoice PC and any speech synthesizer that connects to the computer via a serial (COM) port. If you are using an unsupported serial speech synthesizer with this driver, you may find that you must enter custom Initialization, Prefix and Suffix strings to get it to function properly, setting the voice volume, sex, etc. In practise, the default settings should work with most synthesizers.

Note: PC Realvoice is not supported in this version of Aurora for Windows, try Aurora 2.0 for Windows.

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Initialization

Initialization is sent before the first speech is sent to the speech synthesizer. Generally this is used to set up special features of the speech synthesizer. It defaults to send nothing. Any character may be represented by a $ character followed by it's two digit hex value. For example, $0 is invalid, $00 is valid, this would send an ascii 0 (zero) to the speech synthesizer.

Prefix

Prefix is sent before each and every speech output. It defaults to send nothing. Any character may be represented by a $ character followed by it's two digit hex value. For example, $0 is invalid, $00 is valid, this would send an ascii 0 to the speech synthesizer.

Suffix

Suffix is sent after each and every speech output. It defaults to $0D0A. Any character may be represented by a $ character followed by it's two digit hex value. For example, $0 is invalid, $00 is valid, this would send an ascii 0 to the speech synthesizer.

Port

Select the COM port your speech synthesizer is connected to. Usually this will be COM1.

Data Bits

Data bits defaults to 8, it may be set to 7 if that is how many data bits your speech synthesizer requires.

Stop Bits

Stop bits defaults to 1, it may be set to 2 if that is what your speech synthesizer requires.

Parity

Parity defaults to 0 - no parity, but it may be set to 1 for even parity or 2 for odd parity.

Baud

Baud defaults to 9600. If your speech synthesizer requires a different baud rate, you may set it here.

FlowControl

If your speech synthesizer requires RTS/CTS flow control, set this to 1.

RealVoice PC

If your speech synthesizer is a RealVoice PC, check this checkbox.

Note: PC Realvoice is not supported in this version of Aurora for Windows, try Aurora 2.0 for Windows.