There is wide disagreement of what the best
is. it's a matter of preference and taste.
it's like asking what is the best frozen
pizza. Do you like older synthesizers such as
Eloquence or do you like newer ones, with more
human sounding voices but slower
responsiveness and, in my opinion,
significantly degraded speech accuracy in most
of them? I don't recall the names of any of
the newer ones because I dislike most of them
and don't use them. There are a lot of
synthesizers you can try or get information
about on the NVDA page devoted to this topic:
Also, on this page, the Eloquence add on
that offers other voices as well is
discussed. There is a SAPI five Eloquence
available for sale which is far superior, if
you are interested in Eloquence. Others can
tell you more about it if you are interested.
And a lot of voices available for purchase
I'll add that some people use a responsive
voice for work, such as word processing and
other tasks, but use one of the newer more
natural voices for listening, such as when
reading a book.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:59
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best
Thanks I’m confused. My question was what is
the best? And I believe there is always a better
maybe someone else has an opinion
> On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone
> SAPI is not a speech engine. It's a
definition of a protocol enabling speech
> applications (synthesis or recognition) to
interface to other applications
> (such as a browser).
> Some synthesisers can only communicate with
other applications via SAPI, some
> can do SAPI plus other protocols, some
don't do SAPI at all.
> As Gene said, whether a synthesiser
communicates using SAPI says nothing at
> all about the quality of its voices.
> Also, to add another answer to the original
question "what is the best
> sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?",
I would say it's the one you like
> best and get on with best. That may not be
the same as what someone else
> likes. These things are a very personal
>> On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29,
Jaffar Sidek wrote:
>> Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to
windows. The beauty and
>> flexibility of NVDA is that it allows
for installation of Non-windows
>> synthesizer voices. Cheers!
>>> On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
>>> It should be pointed out that SAPI
is a way that voices communicate
>>> with the computer. it has nothing
to do with the kind of voice in
>>> terms of its speech or general
quality. sometimes, a synthesizer may
>>> have a SAPI version and a version
that isn't SAPI. There is no reason
>>> to use or not to use a voice
because it is SAPI.
>>> *From:* Chris via Groups.Io <mailto:chrismedley@...
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:02
>>> *To:* email@example.com
>>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Best
>>> There is nothing better than sapi
>>> Don’t waste your time or money on
anything else. Have a nice day now 😃
> The first fifty percent of an engineering
project takes ninety percent of the
> time, and the remaining fifty percent takes
another ninety percent of the time.
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