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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-20-2010
My Device: 9550

Problems in setting Voice Properties using Speech library in 5.0

Hi All,


I am experimenting Text-to-speech using Blackberry 5.0. The text to speech is working fine in all 5.0 simulators except 9550. I dont know why??


I am trying to set the female voice, age using SynthesizerProperties and Voice but its not working. Please have a look on my code and correct me if i wrong in setting up female voice.


public void tts(String description){
            try {
              Synthesizer  synth = (Synthesizer) EngineManager

                SynthesizerProperties synthesizerProperties = synth
                Voice voice = new Voice(null, null, Voice.GENDER_FEMALE,
                        Voice.AGE_TEENAGER, Voice.VARIANT_DONT_CARE);

                synth.speak(description, null);


            } catch (Exception e) {



Is it possible to set up female voice, age according to jsapi 2.0??


Thanks in advance,



Posts: 324
Registered: ‎03-10-2010
My Device: Bold 9780, DevAlpha
My Carrier: Vodafone CZ

Re: Problems in setting Voice Properties using Speech library in 5.0

TTS is not available for 3rd party developers (RIM only)

Posts: 1,807
Registered: ‎04-28-2009
My Device: Z10 (STL100-4)-, Z10 (STL100-3)-, Z30 (STA100-5)-, Passport (SQW100-1)-, PlayBook (16GB)-
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Problems in setting Voice Properties using Speech library in 5.0

Or if your making an assistive-service app (from what I remember).


As @AlexXF said (most) 3rd party devs don't have access to this library, so we can't really help you with it.

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Posts: 13
Registered: ‎07-20-2010
My Device: 9550

Re: Problems in setting Voice Properties using Speech library in 5.0

Thanks AlexXF and rcmaniac25,


I developed TTS app on 9700 simulator using above code.  Its working fine. Text to speech is working other simulators of 5.0 except 9550.


But my problem is, I set the female voice but TTS working on 9700 simulator with male voice irrespective of voice settings.


Does it work on 9700 device??