[Athen] Kurzweil 3000 for Mac

Mary Ziegler maryz at MIT.EDU
Fri Apr 17 12:37:12 PDT 2009


Yes. Unfortunately, we discovered Kurzweil 3000 and Alex are not
compatible last fall. Here is, verbatim, the info. I was sent from
Kurzweil on 9/11/2008:

"Unfortunately, the documentation for Kurzweil 3000 is incorrect. The
Mac OS X Alex voice does not function within Kurzweil. The Alex voice
was released at the tail end of Kurzweil's development process and
although the documentation was made referencing Alex, Kurzweil is unable
to function with it. We recommend using one of the two high quality
Cepstral Voices included on the Kurzweil 3000 CD. I'm sorry for any
inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any further questions,
please feel free to contact us."

- Mary

Sean J Keegan wrote:

> Hi all,


> I ran into an issue regarding K3000 ver. 4 for the Mac and supported

> voices. I am running OS X 10.5 (Leopard).


> Basically, I am unable to select the Alex voice as the preferred

> text-to-speech voice for reading. Other voices are available (e.g.,

> Bruce, Victoria, Agnes), but Alex is not available for selection.


> The Kurzweil website has little to no information about the issue

> other than a statement indicating the recommended voices are Bruce,

> Victoria, and Agnes (http://tinyurl.com/ctyokn). The previous page,

> however, has not been updated since March, 2004.


> Anyone have any information about the lack of support of the Alex

> voice in K3000 ver. 4 for the Mac?


> Take care,

> sean


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Mary J. Ziegler
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