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Alternative Text-to-Speech Suggestions
Ok, I feel like an ***** since I have been using my EVO 4G for going on 2 years and didn't know I could change the voice from the default robotic voice (which I've learned is called PICO).
So last night I downloaded Ivona and installed the UK Amy voice, which is much more natural sounding, but when I used it for navigating to work this morning, I wasn't a big fan (for example, it would say to take a right in a quarter mile, then more often than not, it would not do anything when I was actually at the turn).
That and of course it wouldn't say any street names (like it would just say "take a right" whereas PICO would say "turn right onto Main St." I assume PICO does this because it's more of an actual text-to-speech thing without built-in phrases? Which of course why it sounds more robotic? I'm not sure...just guessing)
So I'm wondering if it's worth trying out SVOX? Is that a little better? Or does it have more to do with the voice I'm using vs. the engine? Or is there something else I should look at?