Re: Hardware Synthesizers Was: Re: [nvda] Jackie and all - - Update -- NVDA saying "Less Than" before everything I read and do


Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

The main purpose to using an external synthesizer, (which most folks seem to miss), is the fact that if you use an external synthesizer,
your computer doesn't have to perform the speech generation, and especially on a low resource pc, this can make a world of difference as to how responsive your system is. If the cpu doesn't have to spend time rendering the speech, it will be free to do other things like calculating that huge spreadsheet, or converting that audio file for you. Admittedly, this isn't as critical as it used to be, what with cpus generally having cpu cycles to burn these days, but for those who are on low end hardware, or just want to leave all the available computing power to the applications and the os, using an external synthesizer makes plenty of sense.

On Thu, 20 Sep 2018, Ron Canazzi wrote:

Hi Group,


I used to use hardware synthesizers years ago: Dectalk Serial, double talks ISA and Triple Talk USB.  Now of days, I find it easier if indeed you need a separate sound source for screen reader and system audio to use a cheaper sound card separate from the system audio.  I am using a sound blaster SBX Figo! that cost less than 40 dollars and run it into a cheap set of speakers for the screen reader and the onboard Realtech sound chip that sound good when separate from the sound blaster.  This is much cheaper and works just as well as any hardware synthesizer that costs hundreds of dollars.




On 9/20/2018 11:53 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
The point is this. Did it work with the previous version of nvda. If it did then plainly you need to alert the writer of the add on and see if they can fix it. I suspect the person has vanished by now, but its worth a try looking at the add ons internals for a contact. This is why we try to get add on authors to submit them for testing as this sort of issue can be alerted during the beta testing and the add on modified to work. The Tripletalk was controlled by special characters as I recall, you could also get in and alter some of them, but it was a long time ago and I doubt if the utilities that we had then will work on current versions of windows. 16bit software refused to run at all on a 64 bit machine.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie" <abletec@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Jackie and all - - Update -- NVDA saying "Less Than" before everything I read and do

So, Nancy, I just know you're gonna think I'm a pest for asking *so*
many questions, & I don't blame you--I think I'm a pest too--but, is
this the USB TT or is it the mini? I should've asked my 1st question
in a different way before, & I apologize for that.
This sounds like another really dumb question, but have you tried
different USB ports?
On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
I removed the Triple Talk USB addon and found a download of it and
reinstalled. The Less
 than problem still exists with the Triple Talk. I hope a solution can
be found for this. Only addons I have are the E T I Eloquence and the
Triple Talk synths. Thanks for all thNance
On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
Triple Talk USB. Does not need battery. I can't find the addon for
this on N V D A site.
 >
Nance
On 9/20/18, Jackie <abletec@gmail.com> wrote:
Nance, is this a triple talk USB or another variant? Does it have a
battery?
On 9/20/18, Nancy Shackelford <n.k.nancelady@gmail.com> wrote:
I need to research and find how to do that restart, but I just
discovered something:  When I use a synth such as ETI Eloquence, the
"less than" is not spoken as it is when using my Triple Talk device.
Any suggestions?? Absolutely weird!
Thanks in advance,
Nance
On 9/20/18, Quentin Christensen <quentin@nvaccess.org> wrote:
Failing that, have you tried restarting NVDA with add-ons disabled,
just
in
case it's an add-on playing funny?  If it is an add-on, check to see
if
there are updates to any, and try enabling them one at a time to see
what
causes it.  If you do find the culprit, do please let us know.

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