The Java Speech API is a few years old; I can't imagine that it wouldn't run on a 1.4 JVM. But more importantly, it's an API only - you need an actual implementation to make it do something. Google knows of a few, and the java.sun.com pages also have a FAQ that lists them. Those pages are also a good starting point for further research. [ January 14, 2006: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
That you think your editor (WORD) is an important detail at this point; that you consider these simple questions; that you want to know what microphone to use, all indicate that you are lightyears away from breaking down this task in to a set of logical steps and executing it.
If you really have a choice of Java versions, do you really need to ask which version to use? I think you are wasting you time. Get a free TTS converter and use that.
Hey buddy U can say whatever U like saying. Anyways, I thought this site will be of help but it appears high headed rascals move around here pissing. Shaky I will develope and I know I can and I will without your help.