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413 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 9:15 AM by 96jackygarcia RSS
maryorange Calculating status...
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Jan 10, 2013 12:02 PM

I would like to have the Voice Over in my Mac function in Portuguese. I can change the language of system andVoice Over will read it but it reads with an English pronunciation. The same is true for French and I imagine all the other languages. The effect is very strange. It doesn’t sound like the foreign language because the words have a different pronunciation. Does anyone know if this can be remedied?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to maryorange)

    You need to change the Voice used by the system to a Portuguese voice.  This is done in system preferences/speech and universal access

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to maryorange)

    maryorange wrote:


    My system preferences doesn't seem to have a Portuguese voice.



    Please look again in Universal Access > Seeing > Voice Over Utility > Speech > Customize.  The Portuguese voice will be downloaded if you check the box.


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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,865 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to maryorange)

    Unfortunately Apple only supplied an English voice until OS 10.7.   I think it is possible to add other voices to earlier systems, but you have to buy them from Cepstral, Assistiveware, or other sources.

  • 96jackygarcia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    and thank apple for that coz other system doesn't even have any thing to support blind people at all. it seem like only apple that even care!


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