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Anna should be able to be used by other programs, but if your talk clip program is loading anna and preventing it from being used by NVDA as well. If Narrator is able to use Anna where NVDA isn't, maybe it's found a way of accessing it that we aren't using.
On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 11:34 AM, Tony James <megatronjames@...>
Hi, I typically use the sapi4 mike voice. I was actually asking because another program uses the sapi5 anna voice to generate talk clips for my clip zip, oh me recently and hasn’t been able to access the anna voice even though narrator
uses her fine. Is it possible that some setting is blocking this voice from being used by any other programs?
Do you have sluggishness using NVDA with the default eSpeak NG voice? NVDA should be able to use most SAPI 5 voices. Microsoft Anna is a voice that Microsoft included with Windows 7 and should definitely work. If you have commercial software installed
which comes with other SAPI 5 voices, it's possible NVDA may see those but the voice might give an error when you try to use it. I've encountered this with programs such as Zoomtext and Talking Typer. The issue with those is they install the voices as standard
SAPI 5 voices, but then restrict them so that they won't work if being used by a program other than the one they came with.
Otherwise, do you have any other programs running which may want to use the SAPI 5 synthesizer? NVDA can run into problems if another program is trying to use the same synthesizer at the same time (if they are both running, even if both are not trying
to speak at once). The workaround is to set one program to use a different synthesizer.
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