Re: Phonetic Pronunciation for Vernacular Languages

Sanjog Kumawat

Hello Ben and Gene,


Thank you for the quick response. Gene, by vernacular I mean I am using different languages, mostly Indian language’s like Hindi and Marathi. I use laptop layout and the shortcut is NVDA + . twice. It reports the phenetic meaning of the character when the letter is in English.


Ben, I agree with you. However, it used to work on the older versions of NVDA. It stopped suddenly from NVDA 2020 versions.





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From: Ben J. Bloomgren
Sent: 18 June 2021 05:42
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phonetic Pronunciation for Vernacular Languages




NVDA 2021 doesn't report those phonetics either. I think that it has to do with the fact that non-Latin scripts often don't assign phonetics to each letter or syllable of their script.



On Jun 16, 2021, at 05:09, Sanjog Kumawat <sanjogkumawat@...> wrote:



I am using NVDA 2020.4 and Windows 10 Home. Few days back, there was a discussion on phonetic description of a character and how NVDA can announce the character and it’s phonetic pronunciation. I was using the shortcut NVDA + . (fullstop) twice to hear the phonetic pronunciation. The shortcut and the “Enhanced Phonetic Reading” add-on is working fine everywhere when it comes to English.


However, NVDA fails to report the phonetic pronunciation/description of a letter typed in Hindi or Marathi except when typed in Microsoft Word. I am using Office 365. When I write anything in Notepad for example, NVDA does not report the phonetic pronunciation. It used to report in the older versions like 2020.1. What could be the reason? Is there anything I can do that will solve this problem?



Sanjog Kumawat




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