Re: voices for NVDA


Gene
 

Its easier to understand words at fast rates of speech.  I can listen at about 350 or 400 words per minute with Eloquence and I don't have to stop as often to review a word.  the Dectalk voice is more pleasant sounding, but if you listen to Eloquence at faster speeds, the unpleasant raspy quality is mostly gone.  Also, Eloquence pronounces more words correctly.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Don H
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] voices for NVDA

I was a long long time user of Window Eyes and always used DecTalk.
Never understood why people ever used Eloquence  but I guess it is what
you get used to.

On 12/10/2018 11:37 AM, Gene wrote:
> If you are interested in the Eloquence that comes with the Code Factory
> add-on, try the demo to be sure you want it.  The Eloquence has lots of
> annoying artifacts, sounds that shouldn't be there.
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Vlad Dragomir <mailto:vladdragomir1983@...>
> *Sent:* Monday, December 10, 2018 11:13 AM
> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] voices for NVDA
>
> Don,
>
> No, I wouldn’t say that one is better than the other. To be more exact,
> one might be better than the other for different people. Both have
> problems, and both Code Factory and Tiflotecnia seem to be more than
> happy to be paid, without caring much about quality. Here are a few
> things to be aware of:
>
>  1. Code Factory Vocalizer comes with Eloquence as a pack, it’s cheaper,
>     and you get two synthesizers. Vocalizer voices are being regularly
>     updated, there are either new voices or new languages added once or
>     twice per year. Say-all and spell-line commands do not work with
>     Vocalizer, and if you send them emails to ask them to fix this, you
>     only receive deep silence as a response, they seem to be too busy
>     going on holidays and spending what they’ve got from us.
>  2. Tiflotecnia are even more expensive, their driver seems to be a
>     little more polished and less buggy. On the other hand, no new
>     voices/languages, no updates for the last three years or so, but
>     they are very good at promises. They did a good job at the
>     beginning, and since then they enjoy living on rent.
>
> This was a very subjective overview, which I hope will help you a bit. I
> suggest trying them both before making a decision. None is perfect, but
> only you can tell which is better for you.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Vlad.
>
>



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