Monthly Archives: November 2007

A member donates $1,000 to SpokenText to help purchase AT&T’s Mike and Crystal voices

The title of this post says it all.

Special thanks go to the member of SpokenText who donated $1,000 this past weekend to the goal of purchasing AT&T’s Mike and Crystal voices for This contribution will go a long way in helping us to reach our goal. Thanks from all of us here at we really appreciate it. And are blown away with your generosity.

I have donated months of my life to this project, more then I like to count or admit to my wife :-), but I can’t do it all. I need help from those of you who like the site and want to see it grow and prosper.

I strongly encourage others to donate if they can. It will only take a few dollars from all of our members to make this goal a reality.

Mark McKay

Email system fixed and tested.

I have fixed and tested our email system.

So you should not get any more emails with the body copied so many times.

Sorry about the screwup. I guess I need to spend less time working on SpokenText and sleep instead :-)


SpokenText needs volunteers to help translate our site to French and Spanish.

We have a volunteer to translate our site to German but we still are looking for volunteers to translate our site to French and Spanish.

If you would be interested in helping out or know someone who would like to help, please contact us using our contact form at or send us an email with Translator in the subject line.(login to your account and on the Contact page you will see our email address) .

The money we save translating our site will go in to buying new voices for so if you can help out please do.



German voice added to

We now have a German voice in Due to Torsten from Germany who donated the new voice.

I don’t speak German but it sounds great to me. And should help out a lot of German speaking people who need a service like SpokenText.

We will also in time be localizing SpokenText in to German with Torsten’s help.

Thanks Torsten we appreciate your generous donation. It will make a difference in peoples lives.

Mark McKay
And the SpokenText Team

Two new voices added to

It’s true!

We have just added two new voices to our site.

Avery a Female English voice and Pierre a French male voice.

Thanks to everyone who made a donation, it was the donation money that made it possible to buy the new voices.

So if you have not made a donation yet. You should. If everyone kicks in a few dollars we could have every major Text to Speech voice available on SpokenText for everyone to use.

Enjoy the new voices, I know I will.

Mark McKay