AW: DOING AWAY WITH ESPEAK


Eigeldinger Simon <simon.eigeldinger@...>
 

+1.


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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Jacob Kruger [mailto:jacob@...]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. April 2016 13:15
An: nvda@groups.io
Betreff: Re: [nvda] DOING AWAY WITH ESPEAK

Christo,

Am also based in SA, and, yes, eSpeak is my choice when using NVDA,
partly due to it handling multiple languages, but, also, since while
it's not particularly natural sounding, it is definitely very
clear-sounding, makes it easy to be pretty sure what you're hearing it
say, etc. - which is also pretty important when working as a
programmer/software developer.

In other words, while understand why some people might prefer somewhat
natural sounding voices, they're definitely not of too much interest to
some of us, all the time...<smile>

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Roger Wilco wants to welcome you...to the space janitor's closet..."

On 2016-04-20 10:53 AM, 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.

Cheers

Christo

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