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# Install additional voices New voices, languages, dialects can be downloaded *for free* for your operating system from for example Microsoft and Apple. Once installed correctly, Talkie will auto-detect them. - Windows 10: Settings > Time & Language > Language - macOS: System Preferences > Accessibility > Speech > System voice > Customize... # This is Talkie Premium! - Select your favorite voice per language! - Adjust the speed and pitch per language! - Read text from the clipboard in any program! - All future features/updates included! - For basic features check out the free Talkie: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/talkie/enfbcfmmdpdminapkflljhbfeejjhjjk # Usage 1. Select desired text on any web page. 2. Click the Talkie button in your browser bar You can also select the text, then right click on it, and choose Talkie in the menu. This way also works in PDF-files and some special types of pages in Chrome. # Shortcut keys A convenient option is to use the Talkie shortcut keys: - ⌘+Shift+A on macOS - Ctrl+Shift+A on Windows, Linux, Chrome OS - ⌘+Shift+1 or Ctrl+Shift+1 to read text from the clipboard in any program (Talkie Premium feature) If the key does not work, please check that it is not already in use by another extension. How to check or change the Talkie shortcut key: https://github.com/joelpurra/talkie#usage # Features ☑ Lets you listen to the selected text on any part of a page -- a short snippet or an entire news article. Just highlight what you want to hear read aloud and hit play. ☑ Automatically detects the text language per-page, and chooses a voice in the same language to match it. ☑ Privacy aware -- no unnecessary tracking or external services. # Notes ☑ Please rate the extension and leave feedback. ☑ Does not require any invasive Google Chrome permissions. ☑ Uses your browser's built-in Web Speech API for text-to-speech (TTS) known as Speech Synthesis. ☑ All text and speech is processed internally by your browser. While ultimately depending on your specific browser, all processing is expected to be done on your own machine and not use a server. ☑ Sound is only produced, never recorded. # Support Please report any problems you have, especially regarding detecting the right language. Please include relevant information: ☑ Which browser and version you are using. ☑ Which website the problem occurred on. If possible, include the full link. ☑ Which text/part of the website you want spoken. ☑ Which language the text was expected to be spoken in. ☑ Any other information you think might be relevant in tracking down the issue. # Voices The voices for each language are provided by your browser. For this reason the list may differ depending on your browser, browser version, operating system, and any other installed extensions/software. To be able to customize the voice per language, upgrade to Talkie Premium. Example list of voices available in Google Chrome version 55 · ar-SA: Tarik · cs-CZ: Zuzana · da-DK: Sara · de-DE: Anna, Google Deutsch · el-GR: Melina · en: Fiona · en-AU: Karen · en-GB: Daniel, Google UK English Female, Google UK English Male · en-IE: Moira · en-IN: Veena · en-US: Agnes, Albert, Alex, Bad News, Bahh, Bells, Boing, Bruce, Bubbles, Cellos, Deranged, Fred, Good News, Google US English, Hysterical, Junior, Kathy, Pipe Organ, Princess, Ralph, Samantha, Trinoids, Vicki, Victoria, Whisper, Zarvox · en-ZA: Tessa · es-AR: Diego · es-ES: Google español, Monica · es-MX: Paulina · es-US: Google español de Estados Unidos · fi-FI: Satu · fr-CA: Amelie · fr-FR: Google français, Thomas · he-IL: Carmit · hi-IN: Google हिन्दी, Lekha · hu-HU: Mariska · id-ID: Damayanti, Google Bahasa Indonesia · it-IT: Alice, Google italiano · ja-JP: Google 日本語, Kyoko · ko-KR: Google 한국의, Yuna · nb-NO: Nora · nl-BE: Ellen · nl-NL: Google Nederlands, Xander · pl-PL: Google polski, Zosia · pt-BR: Google português do Brasil, Luciana · pt-PT: Joana · ro-RO: Ioana · ru-RU: Google русский, Milena · sk-SK: Laura · sv-SE: Alva · th-TH: Kanya · tr-TR: Yelda · zh-CN: Google 普通话（中国大陆）, Ting-Ting · zh-HK: Google 粤語（香港）, Sin-ji · zh-TW: Google 國語（臺灣）, Mei-Jia # Open source For open source code (GPL-3.0) and more, see the project web page: https://github.com/joelpurra/talkie See also additional tools developed by Joel Purra: https://joelpurra.com/
- (2019-10-11) Andrew: I paid for this as it said it allowed you to control the voice and speed. When you go to change these setting it links back to the chrome web strore? I can't find a way to change any of the settings?
- (2019-09-05) Rosario Perez: Hola, al inicio funcionaba muy bien, pero ahora, simplemente no funciona, se inahbilita ed manera automática.
- (2018-04-14) Fabrice ROBIN: Trop de coupure dans le texte et donc difficile de suivre correctement. Je voudrai me faire rembourser.
- (2017-09-13) Youshaa Motan: Rubbish Extension! Dont waste your time with this app.
- (2020-01-11, v:v5.0.1 Premium Chrome Extension (2019-05-07)) Mel Newton: speech
I have my mac computer set and Samantha, with no other voice or language download to my computer. I also have premium Talkie set at "Samantha" or "google us english" and when i use Talkie it pronouncing with a foreign accent. I need English with NO accent. I don't understand why its pronouncing a foreign accent. I really need this fixed before end of the month, because this is OLNY software I can use during my exams. this happen once before so i had to purchased the premium talkie and still have problems and it is defiantly NOT my computer because i just bought a new one
- (2019-04-29, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) Joel Purra: Problems opening the voice settings in Chrome 74
Hello everyone! Seems there is a problem opening Talkie's voice settings in Google Chrome 74. Instead of the voice settings a generic Chrome page with extension information is shown. It worked well in Chrome 73 so seems to be a very recent change. I'll look into it, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions =) - Joel Purra, Talkie's developer
- (2019-03-02, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) contact details: re:Chrome We Store
How do I contact Google Chrome Web Store
- (2019-02-10, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) error message after buying the product
It says, "An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again later". Even trying again later doesn't work. So How can I remove my credit card number from your site please.
- (2019-01-12, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) Leslie Baikie-Khavari: Incompatible and glitchy
I've purchased the premium version for my kid and we can't get the program to work to work. It doesn't seem to be compatible with his school online books as they may have restrictions. I'd like to to know how can I get a refund and cancel the subscription?
- (2018-08-27, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) Paul Basil: Compatibility
Can I use Talkie Premium on Linux? Can I get money back if it will not work with the Open Office, for example? Do you provide PayPal service?
- (2018-08-26, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) JESICA RODRIGUEZ: changing voice
I am attempting to change the voice, but the "use as Default" button is grayed out. How can I fix this?
- (2018-03-27, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) Nicholette Eley: changing the speed
I've been trying to change the voice and the speed, right now it's set to a default fast speaking irish woman
- (2018-01-30, v:v5.0.0 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-12-11)) Lasse Rajamäki: text to speech in finnisch
just bought, but not find how to get this app to speech finish as you described ??
- (2017-11-30, v:v4.1.2 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-07-30)) Henrik Christensen: Danish
I do not have Danish as a language, it can not translate from Danish text to speech. And I only have 18 languages, even if there should be 40? I have purchased Talkie Premium.
- (2017-10-30, v:v4.1.2 Premium Chrome Extension (2017-07-30)) Terri Chen: Cannot read more than 20 words.
I download the regualar and it stopped reading in the middle of a sentence (about 20 Chinese characters). So I paid for the Talkie Preimum thinking that it will make a difference and the app will read a page at a time. Unfortunately it is as same as the regular free version!!!!!