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Nokia voice as a free second voice to all users of Mobile Speak for Symbian 9 Phones

Nokia's High Quality and Standard Quality TTS voices

  1. What are Nokia High Quality and Nokia Standard Quality voices?
  2. Which phones support Nokia's high quality voices?
  3. Which phones support the Nokia standard quality voices and NOT the high quality ones?
  4. What kind of quality can I expect from Nokia's high quality voices?
  5. Who can use Mobile Speak with Nokia's voices?
  6. How do I get the Nokia voices working on my phone with Mobile Speak?
  7. How do I configure Nokia's voices?
  8. Which Nokia HQ TTS languages are available for download?
  9. Which languages are available with the built-in Nokia standard quality voices?
  10. My phone supports the NokiaHQ voices, and I currently have the English Sandra voice installed. Can I install more NokiaHQ voices, and is there any cost involved in this?
  11. My phone only supports the Nokia Standard quality voices. How do I know which languages I can use? Is there a way to install more Nokia Standard quality voices?
  12. Where can I get the download links for Mobile Speak?
  13. What new features are available in Mobile Speak for Symbian 9 thanks to the support of the Nokia built-in TTS?
  14. I have a phone that does not support the Nokia HQ voices. However, if I download the voices from the Nokia web page, they install correctly on my phone. Why can't I use them with Mobile Speak?
  15. I heard that the offer for a free license for the Nokia TTS as a second voice will only be for a limited time. Does that mean that we will soon have to pay to use the Nokia voices as a second voice?
  16. I don't have any license for the Nokia voices. Will my Symbian 9 phone still speak while I'm on a call?
  17. I currently have a license for another voice. Can I use the Nokia voices without a Nokia license?
  18. Do I need a separate license for the Nokia and NokiaHQ voices? What about if I install multiple NokiaHQ voices - are they licensed separately?
  19. My phone only has the Nokia Standard quality voices available. How do I change the speaking language of the Nokia voice?
  20. Are there any known issues or limitations with the Nokia voices?
  21. What can I do if my Nokia voice is talking half in a language and other half in another language?
  22. I have an N70/N72/N90. These are Symbian 8 phones what should come with a standard Nokia TTS. Can I use these voices with Mobile Speak on these phones?
  23. Where can I read the press release?

1. What are Nokia High Quality and Nokia Standard Quality voices?

All Nokia Symbian 9 phones come with internal voices. However there are two types of voices: standard quality (which are called "Nokia" by Mobile Speak) & high quality (which are called "NokiaHQ" by Mobile Speak). The NokiaHQ voices are also called "Text-to-speech" on the Nokia web page - to read more about these voices, go to http://europe.nokia.com/A4286225. The Nokia standard quality voices are installed in the firmware of the phone whereas with the NokiaHQ voices, one voice comes pre-installed on the phone and others can be additionally installed from http://europe.nokia.com/A4286225. It's important to note which voice you are using on your phone because Mobile Speak works in a slightly different way with the two types of voices.

2. Which phones support Nokia's high quality voices?

5320, 5500 Sport, 5700 XpressMusic, 6110 Navigator, 6120 classic, 6121 classic, 6124, 6210 Navigator, 6220 classic, 6290, E50, E51, E61i, E63, E65, E66, E71, E90 Communicator, N75, N78, N79, N81, N85 and N96.
Note that all these phones also support the Nokia standard quality voices.

3. Which phones support the Nokia standard quality voices and NOT the high quality ones?

3250, 6650, E60, E61, E62, E70, N71, N73, N76, N77, N80, N82, N91, N92, N93, N93i, N95, N95 8GB.

4. What kind of quality can I expect from Nokia's high quality voices?

Here are some samples to try:

To check more voice samples go to http://www.codefactory.es/private/NokiaTTSSamples/"

5. Who can use Mobile Speak with Nokia's voices?

All the owners of a commercial license of Mobile Speak with one of the supported phones are eligible for a full commercial license for the Nokia voices. From v3.80 onwards, the Nokia voices will be available automatically if a Commercial or Trial license for another voice is present on the phone, so it is no longer necessary to separately register the Nokia voices (although there is no harm in doing so). If you currently have a supported phone but don't have a full commercial or trial licensefor any voice, you can still get a 30-day trial for the Nokia voices.

6. How do I get the Nokia voices working on my phone with Mobile Speak?

  1. First update Mobile Speak to the latest version. Follow the instruction given at http://www.codefactory.es/descargas/family_1/product_1/Upgrade_MS_tolatestversion.txt.
  2. From v3.80 onwards, the Nokia voices will be available automatically if a Commercial or Trial license for another voice is present on the phone. It is therefore no longer necessary to separately register the Nokia voices (although there is no harm in doing so). Jump straight to point 6 to start using the Nokia voices, or continue with steps 3-5 if you have an older version of Mobile Speak or would like to explicitly register the Nokia voices.
  3. After installing the latest version, go to Configure Mobile Speak > Options > Register Now > Mobile Speak, choose the voice called "Nokia TTS" and a serial number will be displayed. It will begin with "352-". Remember that the "-" is necessary.
  4. Go to http://www.codefactory.info/partner_community/front/nokia_tts.asp, copy and enter this number in the "Serial Number field" and your free Nokia voices license number will be displayed. This number will be a full commercial license if you have a commercial license for another voice, otherwise it will be a trial. Please note that you can only enter your serial number on this page one time, otherwise it may return a serial number error (so save a copy of the license number for your future reference).
  5. Copy and enter this license number in your phone and your free Nokia voices will be registered.
  6. Then go to "Configure Mobile Speak" and customize the active profile. Go to General > Voice and the list of available voices will be displayed. If you have a phone which supports Nokia's high quality voices, you will find two Nokia voices, one called "Nokia" and the other called "NokiaHQ". Otherwise, you will just see the "Nokia" voice.

7. How do I configure Nokia's voices?

Note that the configuration process is slightly different for the Nokia standard and NokiaHQ voices. So first, check if you have activated a standard or high quality voice inside Configure Mobile Speak.
Note also than you can't configure the pitch of either the high quality or the standard quality Nokia voices.

  1. If you have a high quality Nokia voice you can configure the speed, the volume, the language and the voice.
    • To adjust the volume, you can either use the keypad shortcut Edit + 2 to decrease the volume and Edit + 3 to increase the volume, or enter "Configure Mobile Speak" and select the "Volume" option (just as with other TTS voices).
    • To configure the speed, the voice and the language, go to the "Speech" application that is usually in the phone's Tools or Settings folders. If you installed additional languages and voices from http://europe.nokia.com/A4286225 they will also appear in this control panel. Remember that to configure the volume you have to go to "Configure Mobile Speak" or use the shortcut; you can't do it from the "Speech" application's control panel. Note that on some phones, there is also a "language detection" feature that will attempt to change the spoken language depending on the text which is sent to the TTS.
    • Even if most phones will come with the TTS of the default language already installed, you might want to install another voice or language. Go to http://europe.nokia.com/A4286225. For a given language, you must install the language package and at least one of the voices listed. After installation, you can select this voice via the "Speech" application.

  2. If you have a standard quality Nokia voice, you can configure the volume and the language but not the speed. To change the language, you'll need to change the phone's language. This is done inside the phone's settings application which may be in a slightly different location on each phone (e.g. Tools> Settings> Phone> General> Phone language). The language spoken by the Nokia standard quality TTS will be the same as the phone's current language. Note that you can't install additional voices and languages like with Nokia's high quality voices.
    To adjust the volume, you can either use the keypad shortcut Edit + 2 to decrease the volume and Edit + 3 to increase the volume, or enter Configure Mobile Speak and select the "Volume" option (just as with other TTS voices).

8. Which Nokia HQ TTS languages are available for download?

Languages that were already supported in previous versions of Mobile Speak include:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, UK English, US English and Indian English, French and Canadian French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Latin American Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

New languages are: Indonesia, Simplified Chinese, Traditional (Hong Kong and Taiwan) Chinese, Hindi, Japanese and Thai.

For the most up-to-date list, go to http://europe.nokia.com/A4286225.

9. Which languages are available with the built-in Nokia standard quality voices?

This depends completely on the firmware of your phone. The built-in TTS will speak in the phone's current language (i.e. the language in which all the phone's menus are displayed). To check what firmware languages are available on your phone, check the phone's language settings (this is located in a different place on different phones, for example, Settings / General / Personalisation / Language / Phone Language). If you change the phone's language, the phone will restart, and the standard quality Nokia voice will switch to use the new phone language.

The current list of firmware language that Nokia support in Symbian 9 is: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional (HK), Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English UK, English US, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, French (Canadian), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Pilipino (Tagalog), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Spanish (American), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
It is important to note that not all of these different firmware languages are available on all phones. Please contact your local Nokia dealer if you want to know if a specific firmware is available for your phone.

10. My phone supports the NokiaHQ voices, and I currently have the English Sandra voice installed. Can I install more NokiaHQ voices, and is there any cost involved in this?

Yes, you can install as many NokiaHQ voices as you like, if you have a supported phone. Go to http://europe.nokia.com/A4286225. These extra voices are also free and will work with your Mobile Speak Nokia TTS license.

11. My phone only supports the Nokia Standard quality voices. How do I know which languages I can use? Is there a way to install more Nokia Standard quality voices?

To know which languages you can use, please take a look at the answer to "Which languages are available with the built-in Nokia standard quality voices?". You cannot install extra standard quality Nokia voices. However, it may be possible to change your firmware language if your phone currently does not have the language that you need. Please contact your local Nokia service centre to see if it is possible to change the firmware language for your phone.

12. Where can I get the download links for Mobile Speak?

http://www.codefactory.es/en/downloads.asp?id=40

13. What new features are available in Mobile Speak for Symbian 9 thanks to the support of the Nokia built-in TTS?

  • Mobile Speak works during a call. For example, with speech on a call activated, users can look for a contact, take notes, do some calculations, etc, while on a call.
  • You can install Mobile Speak on Symbian 9 phones without having to install a TTS first. It will come up speaking in the Nokia voices as soon as you install the Mobile Speak package and restart the phone.
  • Mobile Speak now has HQ voices in several new languages: Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Japanese and Thai.

14. I have a phone that does not support the Nokia HQ voices. However, if I download the voices from the Nokia web page, they install correctly on my phone. Why can't I use them with Mobile Speak?

Even though the Nokia HQ voices may install on a non-supported phone, they will not work because the Nokia "Speech" application is missing on non-supported phones.

15. I heard that the offer for a free license for the Nokia TTS as a second voice will only be for a limited time. Does that mean that we will soon have to pay to use the Nokia voices as a second voice?

No. The use of the Nokia TTS (both Standard and High Quality) is free for existing users of Mobile Speak, and there are no plans to charge for using it as a second voice, since that voice comes bundled with the device.

16. I don't have any license for the Nokia voices. Will my Symbian 9 phone still speak while I'm on a call?

Yes. You do not need to have a Nokia TTS license in order to use the Nokia voice to speak on a call. This will happen automatically on Symbian 9 phones if you have "Silent on calls" disabled.

17. I currently have a license for another voice. Can I use the Nokia voices without a Nokia license?

Yes. From v3.80 onwards, the Nokia voices will be available automatically if a Commercial or Trial license for another voice is present on the phone. It is therefore no longer necessary to separately register the Nokia voices (although there is no harm in doing so).

18. Do I need a separate license for the Nokia and NokiaHQ voices? What about if I install multiple NokiaHQ voices - are they licensed separately?

With your Nokia TTS license, you will have access to all the Nokia standard and high quality voices on your phone. They are not licensed separately.

19. My phone only has the Nokia Standard quality voices available. How do I change the speaking language of the Nokia voice?

With the Nokia standard voice, the language will be the same as the phone's current language. So you'll have to change the phone language to change the TTS voice.

20. Are there any known issues or limitations with the Nokia voices?

There are currently a couple of limitations with the Nokia voices that are being investigated:

  1. Numbers are spoken as single digits instead of as whole numbers, regardless of the setting inside Mobile Speak's "Number processing".
  2. On some Symbian 9.1 phones and with some firmware (e.g. E62, N91), the Nokia voices may switch languages unexpectedly (in particular, while speaking numbers).
  3. Volume of the Nokia voices on a call may be quite low on some phones, and may need to be adjusted while on a call. Set the Volume On Call to a maximum if necessary.

21. What can I do if my Nokia voice is talking half in a language and other half in another language?

For the NokiaHQ voices: go to the "Speech" application (usually located in Tools> Utilities) and check that "Language detection" is set to Off. For the Nokia standard voices: there may be an issue on some phones that is causing this (as mentioned in Are there any known issues or limitations with the Nokia voices?), and a solution is currently being worked on.

22. I have an N70/N72/N90. These are Symbian 8 phones what should come with a standard Nokia TTS. Can I use these voices with Mobile Speak on these phones?

Mobile Speak does not support the Nokia voices on the three Symbian 8 phones that support the standard quality TTS (N70, N72 and N90).

23. Where can I read the press release?

http://www.codefactory.es/en/press.asp?id=60&y=2007&n=23