Re: Purchasing Eloquence

John Isige

For SAPI 5 Eloquence, you can arrow through the main languages, e.g. US
English, German, and so on. But there's no way to get to the voices like
Reed, Glenn, and so on from NVDA. You have to open the program for those.

On 1/11/2020 10:16 AM, Gene wrote:
My recollection, from when I tried the demo, is that if you open the
voice settings, control NVDA v, you can up and down arrow in the voice
selection list and see the various Eloquence voices.
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*From:* John Isige <mailto:gwynn@...>
*Sent:* Saturday, January 11, 2020 9:42 AM
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*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence

The one thing NVDA can't change, as far as I know, is the "voice
profile" in the advanced section of the Eloquence program. It's where
you pick voices like Reed, Gramma, and so on. I've never seen a reason
to change from the default myself, but it's there if anybody wants it,
and so far as I know,, you can only do that from the Eloquence program

On 1/11/2020 4:14 AM, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:

That is what I discovered. When they were checked NVDA could not
change anything.


character is found in how you treat people who cannot do anything for

*From: *John Isige <mailto:gwynn@...>
*Sent: *Friday, January 10, 2020 10:01 PM
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*Subject: *Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence

It shouldn't. If you tab through when you open the Eloquence program,

there are three checkboxes, "force pitch settings", "force speech rate",

and "force volume". If all of them are unchecked, NVDA should be able to

change all of those settings and the changes should stay in place.

On 1/10/2020 19:55, Gene wrote:

Maybe if you set anything in NVDA, it turns the force settings on.
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Robert Doc Wright godfearer <mailto:godfearer@...>
*Sent:* Friday, January 10, 2020 7:21 PM
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*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence
I figured it out. If I set anything in eloquence it over rides the
NVDA settings.
character is found in how you treat people who cannot do anything for
*From: *Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
*Sent: *Friday, January 10, 2020 10:34 AM
*To: * <mailto:*>

*Subject: *Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence
Check the settings in the actual Eloquence program itself.  I've used
the demo but I didn't work with the settings enough to remember how
you get to this one.  But in the settings for the voices themselves,
there is a force setting.  Make sure it is off.  Force causes the
voices to disregard screen-reader settings and use settings for the
voices themselves.  It is off by default but yours may be on for some
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*From:*Robert Doc Wright godfearer <mailto:godfearer@...>
*Sent:*Friday, January 10, 2020 8:14 AM
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*Subject:*Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence
I just purchased mine and no matter what I do if I press NVDA+ctrl+the
arrow keys the changes do not take affect. If I press NVDA+ctrl+v and
make changes they are not taking affect. Only when I open Sappi5
eloquence. On Code factory’s page I don’t recall seeing a choice
between Sappi5 and NVDA. Only   eloquence for windows.
character is found in how you treat people who cannot do anything for
*From: *John Isige <mailto:gwynn@...>
*Sent: *Friday, January 10, 2020 1:12 AM
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*Subject: *Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence
Uh, no you don't. I can make those changes from the synth settings

or the menus just fine. You've been able to do that since I bought it,
and I think I'm up to version 1.6.6 or something. Unless they made
a new

version and broke something in the last month or so, you should be

to change settings without opening Eloquence. I only open mine if
I need

to deactivate before a major Windows update, and reactivate

On 1/10/2020 0:16, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
What I am noticing is that with the Sappi voice you lose the ability
to change speed, volume, pitch and rate. You have to open
Eloquence to

make those  changes.
character is found in how you treat people who cannot do
anything for

*From: *coccinelle@... <mailto:*coccinelle@...>

*Sent: *Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:27 PM
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*Subject: *Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence
Is there a difference between the NVDA and the SAPI voices?
*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Shaun

*Sent:* Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:56 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Purchasing Eloquence has both the nvda and sapi versions.
Their support is good.
On 10/01/2020 10:51 am, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
     Hello all.
     Where is the best place from which to purchase the Eloquence
     speech synthesizer?  I’ve been to the code factory site;
     downloaded eloquence from their app store, but don’t know how to
     register/purchase it.
     Any help, info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     Thanks in advance.
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