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#1 Martti



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Posted Today, 07:58 AM

Currently, Accordance can use Mac's "computer-man" to read the modules. However, I'd love to see this feature improved.


Many companies are offering programs that are supposed to read the text given to them. The samples I have listened to around the internet were rather impressing. I am inquireing of the possibility to integrate a real-human-voice-synthetisator to Accordance.

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Posted Today, 09:01 AM

Hi Martti!

This has been discussed before in other threads, mainly the ones by Darin Franklin, Lorinda Hoover and myself. Here are the links:








My guess is that it'll be a while before this kind of feature will be implemented, but I can't say for sure, of course. The problem with using the Mac's own voices is that they aren't geared for reading Greek with diacritics other than acute and diaresis, and a voice for Hebrew doesn't even exist at the moment. But a lot of webpages have audio recordings of the Bible, though, some of which I'm currently using as a work around:


For the Old Testament, mechon-mamre.org has audio files for the entire Hebrew Text, which is pretty great. The pronunciation is Sephardic Hebrew:



For the New Testament, two webpages come to mind - Daniel Semler mentioned them a while back:






The last webpage is particularly noteworthy as it has an entire list of different recordings of the New Testament Books. 


With kind regards


Peter Christensen

Edited by Pchris, Today, 09:09 AM.

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Posted Today, 12:18 PM

Hi Pchris!


Thank you for your reply,


I actually tried to search for topics this kind but could not find. Thank you for those.


Actually, I was not thinking Bibles at all. I read a lot, and therefore it would be wonderful to have "someone" to read for me because my eyes grow weary. For example, Anchor Bible Dictionary has some wonderful articles in it – if those could be read in some way by computer (which doesn't sound like a robot), ahh, that would be great!


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