Re: Why Windows OneCore voices Over eSpeak NG


No, OneCore voices can only be used with Windows 10, however you might be able to get some of the voices by installing Microsoft Speech Platform, though that does not include newer voices such as Mark. I believe that also suffers from the responsiveness issues of SAPI 5.

On 3/28/2019 2:00 PM, Monte Single wrote:

Good response.  I know some blind people listen at rates of speech over three  hundred words per minute.


  I find 175 to be pretty good for me.

Are the 1 core voices available for win 10 only or can they be used with win 7.?



From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: March-28-19 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Why Windows OneCore voices Over eSpeak NG


On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 01:33 PM, Monte Single wrote:

Why do some people say the one core voices are slow? Can the speech rate be increased?

Because some people have their speech rates set up to speeds that are incomprehensible to your random listener, but perfectly comprehensible to them, and certain synthesizers do "ultra fast" better than others.   I have yet to see anyone who uses One Core (or other, for that matter) voices at something within normal limits for typical human speech rates say they're either slow or laggy.   If one wants to use ultra fast speech rates, then it narrows one's choice of synthesizers (and, probably, even voices for that synth).

Yes, speech rate can be varied for One Core voices.

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

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