July 3, 2012, 3:34 p.m.
Examples of such voices for many different languages (with demos) can be found here:
Does anyone happen to know if there is anything remotely on a par with this available for Windows 7 PCs? I've been doing numerous web-searches for a Russian SAPI 5 voice, but there just doesn't seem to be one available anywhere!
(And to think my very first computer was a Mac! Why-oh-why did I sell out to Bill Gates! Grrr!)
I see there are some quite decent Windows voices available here:
The ones for English, French and German are pretty good - the others less so. (And no sign of Russian...)