Christo Vorster

It makes sense to me. The English world often do not comprehend the difficulty we, from non-english countries, experience with speech packages. There was a time, when I used JAWS, and it wasn't long ago, that I had to read Afrikaans documents, even books, with JAWS and the Afrikaans was genuinely terrible. I know some of my friend sometimes make use of Dutch, but that still isn't the answer.

I don't mean to say that the English speaking people are unsympathetic or anything like that, but sometimes one don't think about it in that way.



-----Original Message-----
From: Aravind R []
Sent: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] ESPEAK

in india, eSpeak only reads most of the indian languages like tamil, marati, telugu etc and we will struggle to read languages written in indian languages.
so eSpeak is necessary for us.

On 4/20/16, Christo Vorster <> wrote:
Hi list

I do not necessarily agree with the idea to do away with ESpeak. I
believe that is a case of "horses for causes."

In South Africa, more specifically, at the Institute for the Blind in
Worcester where I am a lecturer, we extensively use ESpeak to read
Afrikaans. And may I say, the quality of ESpeak's Afrikaans is
actually very good.

I won't mind if the developers do away with ESpeak, but before that
happens I want definite proof that the replacement program has, at
least, the same quality, preferably, better.



nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

r. aravind,

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