Re: eSpeak NG sounds a bit weird in some instances...
Just switched to Speech Player in Espeak and, oh joy, it's also tied to eSpeak NG now. The same squished sound issues were present.
On 3/06/2016 12:10 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
Hi, The problem with that solution is that my ProTalker addon, which I use to read Japanese (not that I've been doing much of that lately), is now tied to eSpeak NG. I don't know what caused the squished sounds as Sean said, but I hope somebody fixes it on the development end because stuff like that is the reason I never used the English US variant. It's horrid. On 3/06/2016 5:29 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:I am on max I can handle the issues but its just rough sounding hopefully they fix this stuff. On 3/06/2016 4:05 a.m., Andre Fisher wrote:Meanwhile, you can still use the SpeechPlayer in eSpeak add-on. It is still tied to the older version of eSpeak at the moment. That's a temporary fix till the issues are sorted, if they are at least. You can switch to the Max variant, but be warned, it does not sound exactly the same. On 6/2/16, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@...> wrote:Hi Sharni, Let me know in case you would like to pass this on to the ESpeak General mailing list, either I could assist you in subscribing to it (if you already aren't a member there) or could forward your report myself there. Thanks. On 6/2/16, Sharni-Lee Ward <sharni-lee.ward@...> wrote:Hi, Just updated NVDA to 2016.2. I immediately noticed there are some strange pronunciation differences between it and eSpeak. eg. words like "updated" and "supported" sound a bit ... strangled on the last syllable. That's the only way I can think of describing it. I suppose I could get used to it, but right now it's a bit jarring. Also, words like "message" seem to turn American halfway through. That might even be the best way to describe the other weird pronunciation thing. It goes from English accent to American for the last syllable and it sounds odd. I've become used to eSpeak since I got NVDA four and a half years ago, and there was another weird pronunciation thing I had to adjust to the year before last, but I'm not sure I can adjust to this...-- Warm Regards Bhavya Shah Using NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) free and open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows To download a copy of the free screen reader NVDA, please visit http://www.nvaccess.org/ Using Google Talkback on Motorolla G second generation Lollipop 5.0.2 Reach me through the following means: Mobile: +91 7506221750 E-mail id: bhavya.shah125@... Skype id : bhavya.09