Converting Validation Error Text to Speech

The file converts validation error text to speech. Listing 6-2 shows the contents of the file:

Listing 6-2: The SpeakFormValidation File
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 /*Import required io classes.*/ import; /*Import required util classes.*/ import java.util.Locale; import java.util.Vector; import javax.speech.synthesis.SynthesizerAdapter; import javax.speech.synthesis.SynthesizerEvent; /*Import required speech classes.*/ import javax.speech.Central; import javax.speech.Engine; import javax.speech.EngineList; import javax.speech.synthesis.Synthesizer; import javax.speech.synthesis.SynthesizerModeDesc; import javax.speech.synthesis.SynthesizerProperties; import javax.speech.synthesis.Voice; /* Class:SpeakFormValidation-Speaks the text Fields: voiceName:Represents the voice selected by the end user. synthesizer:Represents an object of Synthesizer class. Methods: speakSelText():Uses the object of Synthesizer class to speak the text. closeSynthesizer():Closes the synthesizer and stops the speaking operation. pauseSynthesizer():Pauses the synthesizer. resumeSynthesizer():Resumes the paused speaking operation of the synthesizer. */ public class  SpeakFormValidation  extends SynthesizerAdapter {    /*Declare variables.*/    String l;    String voiceName;    SynthesizerModeDesc desc;    Synthesizer synthesizer;    FormValidation formvalidation;    /*    SpeakFormValidation():    Parameters:    k:String representing the text that the synthesizer speaks.    selvoice:String representing the voice selected by the end user.    Return Type:NA    */    public SpeakFormValidation(String k,String selvoice)    {       /*        Set the value of l to the text that the synthesizer speaks.       */       l=k;       /*       Set the value of voiceName to the voice selected by the user.       */       formvalidation=new FormValidation();       voiceName = selvoice;       System.out.println("Using voice: " + voiceName);       try       {          /*          Initialize an object of SynthesizerModeDesc class.          */          desc = new SynthesizerModeDesc          (             null,             "general",             Locale.US,             null,             null);             synthesizer= Central.createSynthesizer(desc);             /*             Prints the message if no synthesizer is  available.             */             if (synthesizer == null)             {                String message = "\nCan't find synthesizer.\n"                + "Make sure that there is a \"\" file "                + "at either of these locations: \n";                message += "user.home    : "                + System.getProperty("user.home") + "\n";                message += "java.home/lib: " + System.getProperty("java.home")                + File.separator + "lib\n";                System.err.println(message);                System.exit(1);             }             /*Allocate a synthesizer to speak text.*/             synthesizer.allocate();             synthesizer.resume();             desc = (SynthesizerModeDesc)synthesizer.getEngineModeDesc();             /*             Retrieve all the available voices in an array.             */             Voice[] voices = desc.getVoices();             Voice voice = null;             for (int i = 0; i <voices.length; i++)             {                if(voices[i].getName().equals(voiceName))                {                   voice = voices[i];                   break;                }             }             /*             Print error message if selected voice is not available.             */             if (voice == null)             {                System.err.println("Synthesizer does not have a voice named "                + voiceName + ".");                System.exit(1);             }             /*              Set the selected voice for the synthesizer.             */             synthesizer.getSynthesizerProperties().setVoice(voice);          }          catch(Exception e)          {             System.out.println(e);          }       }       /*       speakSelText():Speaks the text       Parameters:NA       Return Value:NA       */       public void speakSelText(FormValidation st)       {          try          {          formvalidation=st;          /*          Invoke speakPlainText() method to speak the text.          */          synthesizer.cancelAll();          synthesizer.speakPlainText(l, null);          System.out.println("Speaking Text");          }          catch (Exception e)          {             e.printStackTrace();          }          try          {             /*             Invoke waitEngineState() method to wait end of speech.             */             synthesizer.waitEngineState(Synthesizer.QUEUE_EMPTY);          }          catch(Exception e)          {          }       }       /*       closeSynthesizer():Close the synthesizer and stop the speaking operation.       Parameters:NA       Return Type:NA       */       public void closeSynthesizer()       {          try          {             /*             Stop the synthesizer and cancel the speaking operation.             */             synthesizer.cancelAll();             System.out.println("Speaking Operation Cancelled");          }          catch (Exception e)                  {             e.printStackTrace();          }       }       /*       pauseSynthesizer():Pause the synthesizer. This pauses the text that the synthesizer is       currently speaking.       Parameters:NA       Return Value:NA       */       public void pauseSynthesizer()       {          try          {             /*Pause the synthesizer.*/             synthesizer.pause();             System.out.println("Speaking Operation Paused");          }          catch(Exception e)          {             e.printStackTrace();          }       }       /*       resumeSynthesizer():Resumes the speaking operation that is paused by the end user.       Parameters:NA       Return Value:NA       */       public void resumeSynthesizer()       {          try          {             /*             Resume the synthesizer that speaks the text.              */             synthesizer.resume();             System.out.println("Speaking Operation Resumed");          }          catch(Exception e)          {             e.printStackTrace();          }       }    } 
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The methods defined in Listing 6-2 are:

  • speakSelText(): Uses the object of the Synthesizer class to read out the validation errors.

  • closeSynthesizer(): Closes the synthesizer and stops the audio operation.

  • pauseSynthesizer(): Pauses the synthesizer.

  • resumeSynthesizer(): Resumes the paused audio operation of the synthesizer.

Java InstantCode. Developing Applications using Java Speech API
Java InstantCode. Developing Applications using Java Speech API
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