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How to have more voices available when using Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis with Windows 8.1?

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  • The app will have access to all voices installed on the system. The app cannot install or modify these voices.

    I believe which voices are installed will depend on the languages installed on the system. For example, if the user installs Spanish language resources then Helena will be available.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by PV66 Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:52 PM
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  • Which voices are installed will depend on the languages installed on the system. For example, if the user installs Spanish language resources then Helena will be available.

    I just confirmed this: I added French as a display language in the Region and Language Settings control panel and now have the voice Hortense available.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by PV66 Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:36 PM
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  • The app will have access to all voices installed on the system. The app cannot install or modify these voices.

    I believe which voices are installed will depend on the languages installed on the system. For example, if the user installs Spanish language resources then Helena will be available.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by PV66 Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:52 PM
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  • Thanks Rob for answering #2 (I assumed so as well). Any idea about #1? How do I go about installing other Microsoft-signed voices on my Windows 8.1?

    Thanks,

    PV66


    • Edited by PV66 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:29 PM
  • Which voices are installed will depend on the languages installed on the system. For example, if the user installs Spanish language resources then Helena will be available.

    I just confirmed this: I added French as a display language in the Region and Language Settings control panel and now have the voice Hortense available.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by PV66 Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:03 AM
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 9:36 PM
    Owner