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Subject: Re: Fw: Apple pips its rivals with the iPod that talks

Re: Fw: Apple pips its rivals with the iPod that talks

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 14:25:22 -0500

According to their patent, the system uses pre-recorded clips, somewhat
similar to the .talk clips you can generate for filenames for Rockbox to
use, I believe.

On 7/15/06, Stephan Seitz <> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 12:25:35PM -0500, Glenn at home wrote:
> >But Apple says its system will break down words in a new way that makes
> >it possible to pronounce perfectly even the most obscure song titles and
> >artist names.
> I wonder how does the system knows in which language the song title or
> the artist has to be pronounced. How can it distinguish between a
> Chinese, Japanese, German, or French name? I know a Japanese band with
> the name „Les 5-4-3-2-1". I don't know how I should pronounce this name
> without further information. Because of the „Les" I would suggest French,
> but that's a guess.
> Shade and sweet water!
> Stephan
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