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How to | Make Mathematica Speak
Starting in Version 7, Mathematica includes expression-to-speech functionality. In principle, any Mathematica expression can be translated in this way.
Apply the function Speak to make Mathematica speak:
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You can also make Mathematica speak by right-clicking a highlighted expression and choosing Speak Selection from the contextual menu.
If, instead, you would like to see a text version of the input, apply SpokenString:
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Using SpokenString gives you the output:
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Using HoldForm gives you the input:
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This is also true for Speak:
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SpokenString with HoldForm can be used on graphics as well:
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Naturally, Speak still works in this case:
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