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    TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    TomTom on the iPhone uses Vocalizer voices (in many languages). I modified these voices to make them work on a PND. This way, besides US English, Spanish and French speaking people, also Dutch, German and Italian speaking people are able to use TTS on their 32MB RAM devices. (The US English, Spanish and French Vocalizer voices are already available for a long time.)

    UPDATE 4/11/2013: I have removed all files as they were taken offline for legal reasons. I'm not re-uploading any files, and only instructions will remain listed in this post. Sorry.

    [!] Please install only one computer voice at a time, otherwise some voices will possibly remain silent.

    [!] There are several people having problems with strange pronunciation of streetnames (or some strange words just before the streetname). This is a known problem and, so far, there is one solution: Use any NC8 or NC 9.024. Two other - possible - solutions are: 1. Deselect the 'Read aloud foreign street names' option in the 'Voice preferences' menu and 2. Go in the menu and tick 'Change Map' and then reselect the same map. I hope this may help people who have this problem.

    Instructions:

    1. Download the .rar file.
    2. In the .rar file there is a folder, rename that folder to VocalizerTTS
    3. Put that VocalizerTTS folder in the root of your TT, or in the root of your SD-card.
    4a. If you have a TT with the official NavCore installed and your TT officially supports TTS, go to step 5.
    4b. If you have a TT with the official NavCore installed and your TT does not officially support TTS, you need to install one of the SE NavCores. After that, go to step 4c.
    4c. If you have an SE NavCore, make sure there is no 'ttsoff' line in the setconfig.txt file.
    5. Select the TTS voice in the voice settings on your TT.

    :!: For Dutch users, see post #48 for a fix. :!:

    Please let me know when some voice is not working or if you have other questions.

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    Changelog:
    - (3/2/2010) Re-uploaded the Serena voice because it was not working (the voice remained silent).
    - (4/2/2010) Added English US Samantha voice.
    - (27/2/2010) Added instructions
    - (2/3/2010) Fixed the instructions (they were wrong).
    - (5/11/2010) Added a fix for Dutch users
    - (17/12/2010) Some pronunciation improvements have been made to the Serena voice. Re-uploaded the voice.
    - (26/10/2011) Reuploaded all voices.
    - (28/11/2011) Added a Dutch female voice: Claire
    - (04/11/2013) Removed all links due to legal reasons
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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    Have copied this post to Tutorials section aswell.
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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    Ok, thanks Jarkita .

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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    the german TTS voice is also applicable for tomtom PDA navigator?

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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    I'm rather taken with the Serena voice, but there's a niggling little problem that's bugging me a bit. Every time she reads out a road name, she keeps saying "language en" beforehand. It doesn't happen with road numbers, just names. Is there some setting that I've missed that can stop this? I'm running the most recent SE core with the 2667 UK map on a Go510.

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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    Quote Originally Posted by heuteabendwo View Post
    the german TTS voice is also applicable for tomtom PDA navigator?
    I have not tested it since I do not have one, but I'm quite sure that the PDA does not support TTS.

    I'm rather taken with the Serena voice, but there's a niggling little problem that's bugging me a bit. Every time she reads out a road name, she keeps saying "language en" beforehand. It doesn't happen with road numbers, just names. Is there some setting that I've missed that can stop this? I'm running the most recent SE core with the 2667 UK map on a Go510.
    I'm seeing more and more people who have this problem. It seems that this is the case with the latest SE NavCores (v9's) only. I really don't know why this happens, but you could try one of the NC8 versions.
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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    Quote Originally Posted by Megalos View Post
    I have not tested it since I do not have one, but I'm quite sure that the PDA does not support TTS.


    I'm seeing more and more people who have this problem. It seems that this is the case with the latest SE NavCores (v9's) only. I really don't know why this happens, but you could try one of the NC8 versions.
    Hi Megalos,

    thanks a lot!
    It is really a pity that the PDA does not support TTS.
    Hopefully we can get this solved with TT8

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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    Quote Originally Posted by Megalos View Post
    I'm seeing more and more people who have this problem. It seems that this is the case with the latest SE NavCores (v9's) only. I really don't know why this happens, but you could try one of the NC8 versions.
    Looks like it's not the navcore at fault, but the map I was using. Having just upgraded to the new 850 maps, the "language en" bug has disappeared .

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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    Thanks for letting us know SWAT Strachan!

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    Re: TTS Vocalizer voices (also Dutch, Italian and German)

    @Megalos

    Background: I have older TT One XL with 8.010 Navcore. Tried to update to 9.026. D/L Basicpack and SE. Extracted both to 4GB SD card plus your Samantha Vocalizer TTS and maps NA 845.2645 to created folder North_America_845_2645. All went well except that my Bootloader 5.3026 cannot read SD cards. Backed up everything from TT device and after deleting from TT device, I tried to copy SD card to the device itself but there wasn't enough space so I put the backup back to the device. Works fine except that I'm back to where I started.

    Questions: Is there a way to put TTS on 8.010? I can't find any entries "ttsoff" to delete. I know it's not recommended but is there any way to update my bootloader to a version that can read SD cards?
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