Re: a couple questions sparked by recent topics


You cannot install OneCore voices on versions other than Windows 10.

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From: <> On Behalf Of zahra
Sent: Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] a couple questions sparked by recent topics

hi quentin.
about microsoft onecore voices,
is it possible that we can install them on any version of windows as exe?
also, does it still need changing the registry?
or does it need downloading these voices, or its installed in all versions of windows ten by default?

On 5/4/21, Quentin Christensen <> wrote:
Hi Bob,

1) Windows OneCore Voices are higher quality and more responsive than
SAPI5, and are the ones actively being worked on by Microsoft. SAPI5
is an older standard which is still widely used so you may find some
third party software (such as Balabolka for instance) which can use
SAPI 5 voices, but not OneCore voices.

2) Speech and beeps is mostly used by people leaving the computer to
perform a long task, who want to hear when it is finished, but don't
want to hear it talking all the time. If you don't have a need for
this mode, there is a NoBeepsSpeechMode add-on which disables it:


On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 10:36 AM Bob Cavanaugh <> wrote:

Hi all,
Two questions, both having been sparked by recent topics:
1. What's the difference between Windows One Core voices and Sapi5
voices? It seems I have the same voices with both systems, with the
addition to One Core of Mark.
2. I'm not sure I understand the speech and beeps setting that NVDA+S
toggles to? What's the difference between that and the beeps you get
with a progress bar?

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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