Re: Jeff's addon repository

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>

Sure, Eloquence is great, and I would happily use it with NVDA. But what do you mean about NVDA" "open sourcing" Eloquence? NVDA does not own the rights to Eloquence.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Elshara Silverheart
Sent: July 16, 2018 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Jeff's addon repository

Eloquence is king for me. I never had any problem with any addons posted to Jeffs nvda list or grossgang for that matter. What do you think about NVDA open sourcing eloquence? I think NVDA should only use open sourced add ons. This way NVDA can never get into a legal dispute. Free and open source as a requirement.

On 7/16/18, Brice Mijares <> wrote:
I prefer one core voices.

On 7/16/2018 9:08 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:
I believe jeff's repository has add-ons for both.� I use the
software dektalk access 32 add-on myself which I download from
there.� I neither

know, nor care what it's licencing may be.� It works which is more

can be said for some of the paid commercial synthesizer add-ons for NVDA.


On July 16, 2018 10:53:59 AM "Ervin, Glenn"

I wonder if the dectalk one is the access32, a software dectalk.


*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Gene
*Sent:* Friday, July 13, 2018 3:45 PM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Jeff's addon repository

Your message may have the effect of discouraging use of add ons that
are, as far as I know, legal and probably work.� The kind of
notice you are discussing about requiring a synthesizer is for add
ons like the Dectalk Express add on.� That add on allows the
Dectalk Express to

work with NVDA.� You are told in the information for that Add On
that you need the Dectalk Express to use it.� The DecTalk Express
is an external synthesizer. So of course you need the synthesizer.

I believe there is an add on that allows the Double Talk synthesizer
to work as well.� I assume the same warning is given because that
is an external synthesizer.

I'm not generalizing in any way about what add ons are current and
which ones may or may not work with Windows 10, for example and, of
course, NVDA is going to be changing over time and many add ons on
that page may not work with new versions of NVDA in the relatively
near future.� But we need to be clear about synthesizer add ons.
Those that talk about needing a synthesizer are, as I recall the
page, for those that work with external synthesizers.


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*From:*Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io

*Sent:*Friday, July 13, 2018 3:32 PM

*To:* <>

*Subject:*Re: [nvda] Jeff's addon repository

I have not looked lately to know what this add on is, but it used to
actually say that it would only work on machines where a free to use
version of the synth was installed. This would indicate to me that
its either Via Voice or a very old copy� used with Jaws
prehistoric versions!

If the add on is very old it may not even work on newer versions of
nvda in any case. I think the site does hove abandoned and older
versions of all sorts of bits and pieces and really any of them are
truly at the users own risk. we here cannot condone their use as we
have no idea where a lot of them come from.
�Brian <> Sent via
Please address personal E-mail to:- <>, putting
'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" < <>>
To: < <>>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Jeff's addon repository

That isn't a legal add on.� Eloquence can be purchased legally.�
There is a
SAPI5 version that can work with any program that supports SAPI5
speech and there is a legal add on that can be purchased.� The add
on, however, has very poor speech because the Eloquence speech has a
lot of artifacts.
SAPI 5 version doesn't have these artifacts.

There are demos of both Eloquence speech programs available so you
can try them.

But regarding your original question, the list doesn't offer support
on illegal software as a matter of list policy.

----- Original Message -----

From: Sociohack AC
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 3:03 PM
To: <>
Subject: [nvda] Jeff's addon repository

I'm new to all this. Somebody suggested to use eloquence addon for NVDA.
It's available on this website called, Jeff's Repository. Is is�
safe to download from there?


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