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|Follow these steps to gather all the bits necessary to build and test speech enabled applications using DTalk with either Delphi or C++Builder.|
Speech Enable Your computer system
very first thing you must do is ensure that the speech extensions are installed in your
operating system. These are the binaries that add the SAPI speech capabilities to your OS.
As a speech application developer you add these binaries by downloading and installing the
SAPI SDK. The SDK comes in two flavors. You can get just the SDK by it self or the SDK
with all the freely redistributable speech engine's.
Download the SAPI SDK Only (8+ mb) or the SAPI SDK "Suite" (40+ mb). The suite also includes all of the Microsoft Speech engines. Installing either version of the SDK will also install the SAPI OS extensions. Note that when you get round to distributing your speech application you will probably also want to make the re-distributable file spchapi.exe (SAPI 4. runtime support) available to your users. This file also comes with the SDK.
As alternative to downloading the whole suite you can also go to the Microsoft Agent component page (www.microsoft.com/msagent/downloads.htm) and download the various SAPI 4 parts from there. At a minimum you should download the SAPI 4 runtime support (spchapi.exe), at least one text-to-speech engine, and one Speech Recognition engine. Note that you will find a number of foreign language text-to-speech engines here including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Download SAPI compliant engines.
downloaded and installed the SDK suite in step 1 then you can skip this step because it
included a number of speech engines. Otherwise, you need to get SAPI compliant speech
engines for text-to-speech and speech recognition.
From time to time other vendors will make versions of their engines available for download. We will let you know as these become available.
|Finally, download the DTalk component set demo. This demo is a completely functional version of DTalk with the only limitation being that applications created with the component set only work when Delphi is also running.|
results install your collection of downloads in the following order.
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