Read aloud

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Read aloud can be another name for TTS. It typically refers to audio that is synchronized with the reading itself in some fashion. TTS can do this but it is also possible to synchronize recorded voice.

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[edit] Use

This feature is often used to support partially blind readers. It also adds value to any person learning to read, although mispronunciation is one of the dangers in some read aloud techniques such as TTS. It can also be used by someone learning a new language where the audio is used to translate the text.

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Some specialized formats are used to support a read aloud feature. These include SMIL and LRC. DTBooks specifically identifies read aloud as part of its DAISY format. ePub 3 and PDF readers often have read aloud support.

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