Re: I take it there have been no improvements to the flawed espeak ng in 2017.4?
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I remember that old Apple 2 E and the speech on it was really funny! I got a good laugh out of the way it pronounced the word "friend". The guy sounded like a Southerner--hahahahahahahahaha. This guy/gal would have a blast reading with it--hahaha.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] I take it there have been no improvements to the flawed espeak ng in 2017.4?
Hey somebody buy this guy/chick a old Echo speech synth that was once used on the old Apple 2 E and 2 GS. He/she will have fun reading fan fic on that thing hehehehehehe!
I'll admit I've not heard Eloquence outside of Jaws and the addon I was sent some years back. I didn't know the version in Jaws was different to Eloquence on its own. The one in the addon I have doesn't pause very long between sentences. Also, I just do not like to speed up my synth too much. I still think of how some of you can listen to something at the highest rate possible and understand it. I've tried increasing it a little, but it's just not enjoyable for me.
That said, I'm now very used to Espeak, and it may not be an improvement over Eloquence in the opinion of some, but it was definitely an improvement over Microsoft Anna, which was what I had been stuck with via Narrator until I discovered NVDA. Espeak is the voice of NVDA to me now, and other synths fall short in many ways.
On 26/03/2018 7:20 PM, Gene wrote: