Re: DECtalk Add-on for NVDA

Roger Stewart

Ah, sounds like the old FIFO buffer setting needs to be turned on. Try it and see if it will then keep running.

On 7/12/2021 3:06 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I have a dec-talk express, which I have used with window eyes. Unfortunately, when I hooked it up and tried to use it with this computer, It works for about half a minute and cuts out.  But it still thinks it's working.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2021 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda

Those old DECtalks were pretty big and were driven from a serial port
(RS232).  I have five of them that I have not tried with NVDA yet.  If
anyone would like one (or a couple) let me know,  We could come to a deal.


On 7/11/2021 3:34 AM, Ian Blackburn wrote:
The  deck talk that sounded the best  was the one that was about as big as a flatbed scanner Version two it was
On 11 Jul 2021, at 4:30 pm, Ian Blackburn <> wrote:

The hardware dick talk is USB driven it sounds okay but I haven’t used one for at least 10 or 11 years
On 11 Jul 2021, at 4:24 pm, Curtis Delzer <> wrote:

I am using dectalk with NVDA 20000-4
and hopefully the add-on will be updated. Seems it was legal when I got it.

Curtis Delzer
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

On 7/10/2021 12:33 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I also like decktalk and eloquence, I would pay for a decktlak add on if one existed as well.
*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Micallef Michael at FITA
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I agree with Gene 100% the only dectalk version that is available is a hardware based in a usb versio, and its not cheap and because I never heard it I don’t know about its speech quality compared with the dectalk of the venerable window-eyes.
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As far as I know, there is no legal Dectalk add-on at least not one that sounds at all like what would be expected.  I don’t know if it is possible to purchase Dectalk as a stand alone synthesizer, such as a SAPI 5 synthesizer, but I’ve never heard of that either.
You may be able to get more information about the legal ability to purchase Dectalk with a search but I’ve been on this list since the rather early days of NVDA, and I think there would have been information on the list before this if there were a legal add-on, and a legal way to ;purchase Dectalk, at least at anything like a reasonable price, given the interest in Dectalk.
Years ago, someone who worked with Dectalk provided a legal version of Dectalk but it was evidently very old and it sounded very different than the Dectalk people expect.
-----Original Message-----
*From:*Josh Kennedy <>
*Sent:*Friday, July 09, 2021 6:42 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:*Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda
I would like a decTalk addon that works with NVDA2021.1 as well, but I prefer decTalk 4.41 through 4.6.

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