Re: DECtalk Add-on for NVDA

Pamela Dominguez

I had a trial of System Access, and I discovered it had dectalk access 32 in it.  It actually sounded better than the one in Window eyes.  But my trial ran out, and I heard they were no longer selling it.  Otherwise, I would have paid to reinstate it again.  Does this mean I still can, and how?  Pam.
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2021 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda
However, Eloquence is easier to understand at fast speech rates.  I don’t have to stop and go back to check a word I didn’t understand hardly ever at a high rate, about 350 or 400 words per minute.  With Dectalk, I have to check more often.  Eloquence pronounces more words correctly without a speech dictionary.  And, while Eloquence doesn’t have as pleasant sounding a voice, the voice sounds better as you increase reading spdeed.  So each synthesizer has advantages and disadvantages.  For listening to reading at a slower speed, for reading something like a novel in a more relaxed manner, I prefer DecTalk.  For fast reading, I prefer Eloquence. 
I don’t know  if you can still by DecTalk to use with System Access to go.  System Access To Go is still around but I don’t know if you can still buy synthesizers to use with it.

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Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2021 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda
Yes, so do I.  Much much more!  For one thing, eloquence doesn’t know how to pitch its voice.  If you have a long sentence without commas or other punctuation, it will wind down, as if it has a dead battery.  Then, when it encounters the next mark, it sort of takes a breath, and the voice goes back up to the top.  That is only one thing I don’t like about eloquence.  Pam.
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2021 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda
David Grossgan used to have a website that have the Dectalk add-ons include Access 32. But, that add-on was out of support eversince NVDA 2019.3. Personally, I like Dectalk more than EloquencePersonal preference 


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