Yak is the first text to speech engine created for the Newton platform, written by John M. Saccente in 1995.

It speaks English in two voices (one male, one female). It works on Newton OS 1.x; I am not sure about 2.x, however I know that the included "noteyak" package certainly does not work on OS 2.x.

Hear Yak

Each recording is a 50K WAV file. The voices were recorded at the default pitch.

Download Yak

The version presented here is 1.1.1. I have not encountered any other versions.

The three Yak packages

My Yak-aware packages

I have written these Yak-aware packages. They require a Newton OS 1.x device and Yak must be installed, otherwise they will produce error messages.

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