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I've just been having some issues with the English Espeak today. In some pdfs and word documents some words get spoken as if the language of the synth has suddenly changed to French or Spanish, so normal words read on other synths sound well foreign. If only I could come up with a sure fire way of demonstrating this, I'd raise a ticket, as it may well be related in that if some code in the file is changing the actual way nvda is interacting with characters when its not supposed to, its going to create problems. of course it could be that nvda is outputting illegal characters to the synths and some just ignore these but espeak uses them. This might be something as simple as the bit mask for changes in a variable is not correct so higher bits are read in inappropriate situations.
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From: "Kara Goldfinch" <kara.louise18@...>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Issues with some Espeak languages
Similar issues appear in 2017.2. The only changes being that the
Japanese voice says Japanese or Chinese letter using the British English
voice, and the Burmese one reads what I Assume are the Unicode character
values rather than stringing random phonemes together.
Brian, I have Firefox set to display Unicode characters so they do
display correctly. If not, they would display as random symbols.
On 21/07/2017 13:52, Quentin Christensen wrote:
We recently moved to an updated build of eSpeak NG in snapshot builds--
to fix another issue I can't recall off the top of my head. If those
who've seen this issue could please confirm that it works as expected
in NVDA stable 2017.2?
In any case, we'll look into it.
On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 9:57 PM, nasrin khaksar
<nasrinkhaksar3@... <mailto:nasrinkhaksar3@...>> wrote:
espeak is the best synthesizer and i wish that it supports all
languages without problem!
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> There are two distinct issues. Do you have the language pack in
> which is what causes the Chinese letter messages etc, and a
synth with the
> right phonemes for other more difficult languages. Often the
> Latin languages need are just not enough to create oriental and
> according to my fiends who speak them.
> I suppose this is why you often need a special synth designed
to do it
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>> i speak persian.
>> but i tested arabic and japanese in espeak ng and confirm your
>> also, when i tested japanese language, nvda only told japanese and
>> chinese letter.
>> and with japanese language, nvda reads even english message and
>> document letter by letter, not complete sentence!
>> also, its arabic is completely ununderstandable.
>> i realy need arabic free tts and nvda espeak sometimes reads
>> letter by letter and sometimes very wrong pronunciation and also
>> sometimes completely ununderstandable words with very bad
>> not clear!
>> thanks very very much for your reporting and God bless you!
>> On 7/21/17, Kara Goldfinch <kara.louise18@...
>>> Hi all.
>>> This doesn't effect me directly as I only speak English, but I
>>> noticed that there are some major issues with Espeak's support
>>> languages that don't use Latin characters, particularly
>>> and Japanese.
>>> The Arabic and Burmese voices seem to read as though the rules
>>> missing, just spitting out phonemes and hoping for the best. The
>>> Japanese voice just says "Chinese letter" or "Japanese letter"
>>> sort of Scottish accent when encountering characters.
>>> As far as I know, all other languages that don't use Latin
>>> aren't affected.
>>> Is this a known issue? If not, maybe perhaps someone who
>>> languages could file a bug report.
>>> I am using NVDA Next build 14212,1c3743ee.
>>> All the best,
>>> Kara Goldfinch
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