Swift version: 5.2
If you're looking for text-to-speech conversion, it's baked right into iOS thanks to the
AVSpeechSynthesizer class and its friends. As you can tell from the "AV" part of its name, you'll need to add AVFoundation to your project, like this:
With that done, you can speak whatever you want. For example, to say "Hello world" in a very slow British accent, use this:
let utterance = AVSpeechUtterance(string: "Hello world") utterance.voice = AVSpeechSynthesisVoice(language: "en-GB") utterance.rate = 0.1 let synthesizer = AVSpeechSynthesizer() synthesizer.speak(utterance)
You can omit the
rate property entirely to have a natural-speed voice, or change the language to "en-US" (English, American accent), "en-IE" (English, Irish accent), "en-AU" (English, Australian accent) or whichever other accents Apple chooses to add in the future.
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