Re: Lost voices and speech synths


You may have to add your voices again

So if you go into settings

Then to time and language

Then speech

And tab to the add voices button

And select your voices from the list to install them



From: Gerry
Sent: 08 May 2020 15:23
To: NVDA List
Subject: [nvda] Lost voices and speech synths


Hi, this is my first post and it is a great list


On Friday 26th April my Win10 laptop was updated automatically. When the

system re-started my NVDA voice had been replaced by Hazel.  On

investigation I had lost all voices except Hazel, listed  under

Microsoft API version 5 and George, listed under Windows one core

voices. The voice I had lost was male, possibly David, but I had not

needed to look at this for years. I much prefer the voice I lost.


   At the time I was running nvda Feb 19, so I updated to March 19.

This made no difference. Next I reverted to original configuration. This

did make a difference. I now had the following settings.


Synthesisors, E speak ng, Microsoft API version 5, Windows one core


In Microsoft API 5 I have only Microsoft zero Desk top United States and

Microsoft Hazel English UK.


In Windows one core voices I have, George, Susan and Hazel.


As I don't like any of these voices, I need to find a way to obtain a

voice I like.



My questions


1 Was the MS update unusual this time as I have never experienced this

situation before?


2    What synthesisers and voices come as standard with nvda?


3    Would an un-install and re-install fix my problem? I have not tried

this as I would need sighted help.


4    I followed the recent  thread on Code factory and Tiflow and wonder

if I should go to one of these ?


5 How can I download the latest User Manual?


Any advice on these issues would be gratefully received.


with thanks









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