Sound as Good as You Look

July 17, 2023

Tailor Azure Speech pronunciations with LexiconKit

If you ever used a navigation system for directions, you likely experienced hearing the destination or location mispronounced. It is not uncommon for synthesizers to mispronounce proper names especially ones with multinational origins.

LexiconKit now includes support for the latest Microsoft Speech SDK 1.30. This means C++Builder, C++, Delphi, Java, and .NET apps have access to use cloud resources simply by instantiating the MCSSynthesizer class.

Lexicon editing can be accomplished interactively in the Developer Workbench. See Knowledge Base article H032310 for details about generating, editing, and speaking pronunciations with Azure Speech.

The latest Developer Workbench includes updated user options persistence. This requires developers to re-enter credentials, cloud keys, and preference selections after installing and save changes to persist for future use. See Knowledge Base article P072301 for more information.

Let us know if you would like to know more, if you need assistance, or have questions. We can provide turnkey apps if you no longer want to build them yourself.