[access-uk] Re: New voices for the next apple operating system

  • From: <Clive.Lever@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 16:38:59 +0100

Hi all,
anyone know who actually voiced Serena, and whether it is likely that
Apple will pick up on Daniel? (I have, by the way. He was voiced by Jon
Briggs (Weakest Link, BBC Radio Berkshire), and the real man behind the
voice will be on Guide Cats vol. 5 (Herding Cats) which should be out in
time for Sight Village.
Clive Lever
Diversity Advisor
01622 221163 (extension 7000 1163) Room 1.15, Sessions House, County
Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ.
Diversity is a strength and we will value and harness difference for the
benefit of all service users, the individual and KCC. 


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Sent: 17 May 2011 13:51
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: New voices for the next apple operating system

Well, I hope, but doubt that they would sound better under Voice Over. I
hate them. Still too mechanical. Why do these voices always sound as
though they're gargling as they speak? I'd hoped by now we'd be having a
more naturally flowing voice -  

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Gordon Keen <mailto:gordonkeen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:01 AM
        Subject: [access-uk] New voices for the next apple operating

        Thought some of you might want a listen to these, what do you
think of them...

        Begin forwarded message:


                Here are samples of a couple of the new voices in Lion
which have been doing the rounds. These aren't generated through Apple's
speech engine, they're the same voices used by another service so the
samples are generated from that. They may or may not sound better when
used in VoiceOver:

                English American Accent - Samantha

                English British Accent - Serena



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