Using Agent TTS engines
Last reviewed: 8/1/2001
HOW Article ID: H080107
The information in this article applies to:
- SpeechKit 3 and higher
It is possible to use the voices included with MS Agent. These voices register themselves as SAPI4 TTS engines that can be easily enumerated, selected, and used as synthesizers via the ChantTTS component.
The voices can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com/msagent/downloads.htm#tts.
Additional information about licensing requirements for the MS Agent voices is available at www.microsoft.com/msagent/distlicensing.htm.
You download the license from www.microsoft.com/msagent/downloads/agentlic.zip. You will need to fill out the applicable forms and follow the instructions for submission. Note there are requirements regarding distributing the voices in terms of what software you must include and attributions required in your applications.