Re: [NVDA pronouncing "County" as "Company" in address line

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This is why the white space reg ex is used to stop it being seen in other words of course.

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From: "The Gamages" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] [NVDA pronouncing "County" as "Company" in address line

Hello Chris and Gene,

Thank you for your replies, After much thought I remember doing this in the
Jaws dictionary, I find no entries in any of the NVDA dictionaries, this
seems strange to me, but, nevertheless, I have followed your advice and made
an entry in the voice dictionary, I typed the letters co in the first field
and then realised that it was no good typing the same into the next field, I
had to type something which sounded like that which I desired, so I typed
coe into this field, then pressed both the OK buttons in turn, this had the
desired efect.

Of course, in the previous messages, the replacement was another word which
could be spoken, so it worked, in my case I wanted co to be pronounced as
just that with no frills, maybe worth a mention for anyone else in the same

unfortunately, after doing this, the word course is pronounced curse and
could pronounced cooled, also cooled is hardly pronounce at all.
I’ve probably made things worse, so I had better try and undo all I have
Best Regards, Jim.

From: Chris Mullins
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] [NVDA pronouncing "County" as "Company" in address line

Try the following to get into the Voice dictionary:

NVDA+n – to open the NVDA menu

P – to open the preferences menu

D – to open the Speech dictionaries menu

V – to open the Voice dictionary dialog

Now press alt+d to list entries. Use down arrow to move down the list, if
nothing is listed, then there are no entries and as Gene says, it is maybe
programmed into the synth you are using. Try pressing alt+a and creating
the entry you want, press the OK button when your entry is complete, then
the OK button on the next screen. Do some tests and see what you get.



From: [] On Behalf Of The
Sent: 26 July 2016 12:26
Subject: Re: [nvda] [NVDA pronouncing "County" as "Company" in address line


I’m going to sound really thick here, I have gone into all three
dictionaries and can’t get NVDA to speak the list of entries in either the
default dictionary or the voice dictionary. I want to get the word Co to say
just that, not company or county , I want this whether there is a full stop
after it or not. There is obviously an entry in the list pertaining to this
which I want to delete, but first I need to find it in the list, as I said,
I can’t get the list spokenin order to focus on this entry.

Can anyone elaborate on how to read the list? Thank you in advance.

Best Regards, Jim.

From: Quentin Christensen

Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 12:00 AM


Subject: Re: [nvda] [NVDA pronouncing "County" as "Company" in address line

You can do this via the speech dictionaries. To edit the dictionary:

1. Press NVDA+n to open the NVDA menu

2. Press P for preferences

3. Press enter or d for default dictionary, v for voice dictionary or t for
temporary dictionary:

· Default: rules in this dictionary affect all speech in NVDA.

· Voice: rules in this dictionary affect speech for the synthesizer voice
currently being used.

· Temporary: rules in this dictionary affect all speech in NVDA, but only
for the current session. These rules are temporary and will be lost if NVDA
is restarted.

4. Press alt+a to add a new rule

5. Type "co." (with the dot but without the quotes)

6. Press tab

7. Type the new word (county)

8. Press enter

9. Press TAB four times to get to the OK button

10. Press ENTER.

More information on the dictionaries here:

Kind regards


On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra
<> wrote:


I wonder if anyone can advise how I can get NVDA to say “County” when it
meets the contraction “Co.” in an address line?

I am using “ETI Eloquence” as my speech engine in NVDA 2016.2 and Windows

This is the common way to present the County in both the UK and Ireland. For
example, I live in County Wicklow and this is represented in my address line
as “Co. Wicklow”. However, NVDA says “Company Wicklow” every time!

How can I fix this?

All advice and thoughts are welcome.

All the best,


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