How Can I Add A Language Voice To Read&Write For The Mac 6

Language voices for Mac can be installed through the Mac OS X operating system. Mac offers a variety of voices through System Preferences.

To add voices:

Choose a voice

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Dictation & Speech, then click Text to Speech.
  2. Click the pop-up menu, then choose a voice.
  3. You can adjust how fast the voice speaks by dragging the Speaking Rate slider.
  4. Click Play to test the voice and speaking rate.

Add a new voice

You can add voices to the System Voice pop-up menu. If you add a voice that’s not on your Mac, it’s automatically downloaded from Apple.

  1. In the Text to Speech pane of Dictation & Speech preferences, choose Customize from the bottom of the System Voice pop-up menu (choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Dictation & Speech, then click Text to Speech).
  2. Select the checkbox beside the voices you want to add.
  3. To find a voice, enter its name, country, or language in the search field.
  4. To sample a voice, select it, then click Play.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click the System Voice pop-up menu, then choose the voice.
  7. The voice appears in the menu when the download is complete.

Delete a downloaded voice

You can delete a voice that you downloaded to your Mac.

  1. In the Text to Speech pane of Dictation & Speech preferences, choose Customize from the bottom of the System Voice pop-up menu (choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Dictation & Speech, then click Text to Speech).
  2. Deselect the checkbox beside the voice you want to delete.
  3. Click OK, then click Delete.

To add voices on Mavericks

Choose a voice

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Dictation & Speech, then click Text to Speech.
  2. Choose a voice from the pop-up menu.
  3. Adjust how fast the voice speaks by dragging the Speaking Rate slider.
  4. Click Play to test the voice and speaking rate.

If you don’t see the voice or language you want

You can add voices to the System Voice pop-up menu by choosing Customize. If you add a voice that’s not on your Mac, it’s automatically downloaded from Apple.

  1. In the Text to Speech pane of Dictation & Speech preferences, choose Customize from the System Voice pop-up menu.
  2. Click the checkbox beside the voice to add.
  3. To find a voice, enter its name, country, or language in the search field.
  4. To sample a voice, select it, then click Play.
  5. If a yellow warning sign appears beside the selected voice, it’s downloaded when you click OK.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Choose the voice from the System Voice pop-up menu.
  8. The voice appears in the menu when the download is complete.