I was reading the documentation on the
SpeechSynthesize function in Mathematica 11.2 and trying out the Basic Examples. They have
Normal applied to the output of
SpeechSynthesize (not sure for what purpose), and this appears to distort the sound to me. I.e., the following works normally:
And the following, taken verbatim from the docs, results in growling with barely understandable words:
SpeechSynthesize["Hello Wolfram"] // Normal
The difference between
Normal and un
Normal versions of the output as it is presented in the Notebook UI is that the latter lets me click the
*.wav file generated and open it in external program, while the former only has an icon with a waveform and no way to refer to the file.
I'm using 32-bit Mathematica 11.2 on a Linux 4.14 system.
So, what's happening here? Why do I get growling with
Normal? And what was the reason to use
Normal in the docs at all for the output?