Apple releases updated OS X voice packs
Shortly after the release of OS X Mountain Lion on Wednesday, Apple also began shipping 2.0 versions of the OS X voice packs. So, Tom and Jill, optional OS X voice pack downloads that arrived with OS X Lion have been updated with improved pronunciation and clarity improvements.
That said, Tom and Jill are as good as Apple’s default OS X voice, Alex, and the ever popular Samantha (a.k.a. Siri).
To get these OS X voice pack 2.0 updates, go to System Preferences > Dictation & Speech > System Voice > Customize and then select the optional voices you would like and you Mac will download. If you have already downloaded optional voice packs, the updates should be available via Software Update.
And, for what it’s worth, check out the Fairer Platform’s Mac tips: Siri, read to me, which is a quick walk through on how to install and setup Siri (a.k.a. Samantha) to read to you on your Mac.