Reading Chinese

One reason I enjoy working with Emacs is the relative ease to process text in specific ways. One example: reading Chinese official documents can be quite exhausting, so I let them read to me. For a long time I used read-aloud.el for that. Unfortunately, macOS Ventura broke this package from 2016 – but I was able to replace it with this tiny function:

(defun lt/read-chinese (start end)
"Read region in Chinese."
(interactive "r")
(shell-command-on-region start end "say -v Ting-Ting"))