These voices were the result of having the so-called "Roaming tone" enabled in the Sound settings.
Strangely, the description of this setting is:
Set notification tone informing the status of cellular service
After disabling this option, she no longer speaks to me when I receive a phone call or turn on/off airplane mode.
Though I have no ...
Because Google Text-to-Speech isn't really an app: it's a library app. That is, it doesn't have a user interface for you to interact with; rather, it offers an interface to other apps to use its functionality. Other apps on the phone can give text to Google Text-to-Speech for it to speak out loud.
It's up to the author of the app in question to use the ...
Talkback is essentially a screen reader, though somewhat more feature-rich since it can also access hardware like the vibrator. It's intended to be used system-wide for accessibility purposes. The Play Store listing describes it as "[...] an Accessibility Service that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices".
Google TTS is the ...
Answering my own question, this seems to just be my misunderstanding of how Google Now works.
I was typing the search and expecting a voice response.
But apparently it only responds with a voice if you ask with a voice.
If I use voice search, then a voice does indeed reply.
Leaving this question/answer here in case anyone else has the same ...
A bit late I know, but I've just been having a similar problem with a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
This is how I got rid of it. I tried other ways, but found that if I turned the phone on and off again, the speech would come alive again. This was the only way I could kill it off for good.
Go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Text to Speech and there will be ...
Not sure if this question can be answered any more, because I have had the English UK male voice back for a while now. Turns out it was Google changing things - not me. Just one day it reverted back to the male voice. Thanks to the guys who answered though! :)
From Google help
There isn't any way at this time to force the microphone to stay on for Voice Typing. When you pause for several seconds, voice typing assumes you're taking a break. This likely helps to conserve your device's battery as well
I haven't found any workaround on XDA .
So, I guess sending Google feedback is the only way out for now
Maybe not exactly what you had in mind, but coming close: There are several clipboard-action apps available which might come close to that. I didn't try them, so no guarantees – but their descriptions are promising they can do that. Two examples would be:
Auto Speak Clipboard 2
Hopefully one of them proves helpful to you. Good luck!
I'm not sure about Samsung GB, but on my Galaxy S3 running JB 4.1, the setting for the TTS speech rate is found in Settings -> Language and Input -> Text-to-speech Output -> Speech Rate.
Wbogacz suggests that setting may also be found at Settings -> Accessibility -> Text-to-speech Output -> Speech Rate
You need to install the speech synthesis data for the TTS engine. You can find it on the play store here.
Edit : The installer seems to have been removed from the Play Store for some reason. It can be found here.
You have mistakenly activated "Talkback", a google service for blind/visually impaired users.
Open "Settings" -> under "System" open "Accessibility" -> open "Talkback" -> slide the slider in the upper right corner to "off"
go to apps> show system apps>google text to speech engine> force stop it should work; otherwise after force stop> disable it must work; if you want to re-enable it, just touch enable again. this annoying notification works because of the very slow download of the offline voice packages of the tts engine.
The text-to-speech feature mentioned might not be app-specific (refer to @Izzy's linked question for help on that). It probably is an Android system feature enabled.
The Android system feature mentioned is the accessibility setting of text-to-speech (or TTS for short). It is better referred to in-system as Talkback, and the app is automatically updated ...
I have never seen Google TTS switch languages based on the text it is trying to "read", the default language is based on the system language, meaning if you select English as the display language, English is the TTS language by default but you can change it in the Language and Keyboard settings. Are you asking if an ebook is written in English and Spanish (...
You can use the Google's Text-to-Speech app from the playstore. It allows you to read text on the screen aloud by using the device's text-to-speech feature.
As mentioned in the description, it can be used by:
• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favourite book.
• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the ...
You can not replace the voice in default TTS, but you can use external engine and add your voice there.
For example, you can use Flite TTS with your own voice. To add your voice, record voice samples from the existing database (500 samples) and build your voice with the build scripts, then add your voice into TTS. That will take some time though.
Pico TTS is unmaintained and dead. At least publicly. Presumably, the fixed version of it is what is now called "Googls TTS", which is no longer open source.
My suggestion, if you're looking for an open source TTS, is to use Flite TTS, which is available via F-Droid repository or from github.
Go to Settings -> Accessibility. Make sure that "Select to Speak" is enabled. Then, an icon will appear in the screen.
If you don't have "Select to Speak", download and install Android Accessibility Suite. "Select to Speak" will then be listed among the accessibility services.
To read a text aloud, press the icon, select the part of text you want to read. ...
I normally run android tts from android terminal, just the way on linux.
I achieve this with sl4a & Python4Android (github.com/kuri65536/python-for-android/releases).
Here is the wrapper script that I use for python environment in terminal.
Just Create a python program using sl4a tts api, like this ::
`#!/system/bin/py # Change the Path to ...
I had the same situation with "female italian". I found the solution under the "text-to-speech" settings. Enter in "install voice data" and select the language pauses; here youbfind the language pack queued, with an X to delete it.
It worked with my device.
Found a solution that worked for me. From this page:
Go to Settings> Application Manager> All> Google Text To Speech Engine
Instead of disabling it entirely, hit "Clear Data"
Note: This solution may or may not be permanent (I have a feeling when I next actually use a feature with Voice, it will re-enable), but it's easily repeatable at need. It's mostly ...
I released AnkiDroid 2.0.3 yesterday, it fixes the TTS bug described at https://code.google.com/p/ankidroid/issues/detail?id=1892
Does 2.0.3 fix the problem you described in your question?
Before 2.0.3 the TTS part of AnkiDroid had not changed in a long time, so it must be that TTS changed in Android 4.3.
If anybody has some info about what changed in ...
If all you want is a British voice, then you don't have to downgrade from Google Maps version 9.32.1, there's another way:
SETTINGS > LANGUAGE AND INPUT > LANGUAGE > English (United Kingdom)
This changes the language settings for the entire phone, but I haven't noticed any major difference, but I do love having a British girl's voice give me driving ...