Yoda Widget
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The Yoda Widget simply lets you enter a sentence into a text box... you hit enter, the widget will reorder the words and uses a system voice to speak the generated text out loud. For example: you type "I am Yoda." and Yoda will say "Yoda, I am".

This widget changes the order of the words in the sentence that you type in. The voice that is used to speak the text relies on the voices provided by Mac OS.

Tips: There is no definite pattern on the sentence structure that Yoda uses:
  • Sentences containing verbs such as "to have" or "to be" work
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Changed the default voice to "Whisper" upon user requests. If you prefer a different default voice, you can choose another one in the widget's preferences.
  • Improved the word-reordering-algorithm.
    • common contractions such as "I'm", "Don't", etc. are recognized.
    • composite sentences (seperated by commas) are not reginized.
    • negetations are not recognized.
  • The reordered sentence is "cleaned" (no extra spaces or commas).
Version 1.1:
  • Changed the default voice to "Whisper" upon user requests. If you prefer a different default voice, you can choose another one in the widget's preferences.
  • Improved the word-reordering-algorithm.
    • common contractions such as "I'm", "Don't", etc. are recognized.
    • composite sentences (seperated by commas) are not reginized.
    • negetations more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Nov 2005
To bash, too fun it is. >:-)
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Oct 2005
to see if i really want it
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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Jul 2005
come on, it's just a fun widget, plus it is free, why bashing it?
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jul 2005
Don't do it. Lame.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. I would be embarred to release this. Sounds horrible, delayed, and ..... Ah, figure it out!
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Anonymous commented on 02 Jul 2005
If you read the description, you would know that it uses a voice from the Mac OS' speech. Developing a custom speech synthesis takes lots and lots of time. Maybe you are expecting a bit much from a free software.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
Doesn't even sound like Yoda.. si dumb!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jul 2005
I have always wondered why a being of such intelligence is too dumb to learn a language properly. And what's fascinating about someone who has no command of grammar. Maybe it's like with super happy parents who learn baby language instead of teaching their little one to speak...
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Anonymous commented on 02 Jul 2005
When 900 years old you reach, speak as well you will not.
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+2
2r commented on 01 Jul 2005
Quite useless, this widget is...
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Jul 2005
The description above should read:
- composite sentences (seperated by commas) are now recognized.
- negetations are now recognized.

sorry for the typos.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jun 2005
Uh people, change the voice to Whisper, and it sounds like Yoda. Yet, only repeats what I write it does, rather lame but has potential
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Jun 2005
Yoda's sentence structure does not follow a strict pattern. It is therefore not possible to cover every single sentence that one might type.
I will post some examples that work to give you an idea what this widget can do.
Thanks for a positive review (finally).
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Downloads:10,087
Version Downloads:7,238
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Free
Date:01 Jul 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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The Yoda Widget simply lets you enter a sentence into a text box... you hit enter, the widget will reorder the words and uses a system voice to speak the generated text out loud. For example: you type "I am Yoda." and Yoda will say "Yoda, I am".

This widget changes the order of the words in the sentence that you type in. The voice that is used to speak the text relies on the voices provided by Mac OS.

Tips: There is no definite pattern on the sentence structure that Yoda uses:
  • Sentences containing verbs such as "to have" or "to be" work well.
  • Sentences containing subjects like "I", "you" , "we", etc. work well too.
  • If your sentence is a question, make sure you add a question mark.



Examples:
  • I am Yoda -> Yoda, I am
  • The clone wars have begun -> begun, the clone wars have
  • Are you going home? -> going home, are you?


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