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Installing or Removing a Language Pack

Published: June 20, 2005

Installing or Removing a Language Pack

Microsoft Speech Server 2004 (MSS) provides English (U.S.) as the default language for development and deployment. To support speech applications in another language, you must first install MSS Service Pack 1, and then install the appropriate language pack. The following language packs are available:

  • French (Canada)

  • Spanish (U.S.)

Installing a Language Pack

A language pack enables you to deploy MSS applications in another language. After you install a language pack, you can create engine configurations using the new language, as well as specify a language/voice for a particular application.

You must install the language pack on each computer that is running Speech Engine Services (SES). The language pack Setup Wizard detects which products are installed on the computer, displays a list of the language support files that will be installed, and then installs the files. Depending on your MSS configuration, the Setup Wizard may install any of the following files on each computer:

  • Speech recognition and text-to-speech engine resources

  • Language support files for Speech Server

  • Language support files for the SASDK Tools

  • Language-specific documentation for the SASDK

  • Language support files for the ASP.NET speech controls

To install a language pack
  1. Insert the Microsoft Speech Server Language Pack CD into the CD drive.

  2. Open My Computer, right-click the CD drive icon, and then click Explore.

  3. Double-click the directory for the language pack you want to install: French (Canada) or Spanish (U.S.).

  4. Double-click setup.exe. The Setup Wizard opens.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions. The Setup Wizard detects which products are installed on the computer and installs language support accordingly.

  6. Click Finish to complete Setup.

Removing a Language Pack

When you remove a language pack, all language engines, language support files, and applicable registry keys are removed, and all user interface text reverts to the default language.

Note The following procedure describes how to remove a language pack by using the installation CD. You can also remove a language pack by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.

To remove a language pack
  1. Insert the Microsoft Speech Server Language Pack CD. The Setup Wizard detects the language pack on your computer.

  2. Select Remove, and then click Next.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  4. Click Finish to complete the removal.

Remarks

You can repair a faulty language pack installation by inserting the Microsoft Speech Server Language Pack CD and selecting Repair in the Program Maintenance dialog box. Repairing a language pack installation reinstalls all language engines, language support files, and applicable registry keys.

Each language pack has a unique product code. The Setup Wizard for a particular language pack can only install, remove, or repair that specific language pack.

When a language pack is installed, the default engine configurations for that language are created with zero engine instances. For instructions on how to increase the number of engine instances, see Modifying the Number of Available Engines.

See Also

Configuring Support for Additional Languages | Configuring Speechify | Modifying the Default Voice | Creating a New Engine Configuration | Deploying an Application to Speech Server

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