Re: DECtalk Add-on for NVDA


Pamela Dominguez
 

I don’t know.  I am using window eyes, and they have the driver for it.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] DECtalk Add-on for NVDA
 
Where do you get the driver for this? I have a DecTalk Express and the USB to Serial cable but there is no driver for nvda to the DecTalk. Please tell me where to get that and I'll be in business.
Thanks.
Roger
 
 
 
 
 
 
On 7/12/2021 8:50 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I had mine hooked up to a USB port by a cable that has serial on one end and usb on the other end.  Pam.
 
From: Arlene
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda
 

Oh yes they were. That’s why  Iam glad my dectalk express bit the dust. It was driven by a serial port. These newer computers do not have support for those kinds of things. That’s why I’m truly glad my dectalk express died. For that reason I do not want to go back to it as much as I liked it.  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Howard Traxler
Sent: July 11, 2021 9:11 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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.

 

Howard

 

 

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 mailto:ianblackburn@... 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 mailto:curtis@... 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

> HS

> K 6 V F O

> Rialto, CA

>

> curtis@...

>

> 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:*nvda@nvda.groups.io mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io *On Behalf Of *Micallef Michael at FITA

>> *Sent:* Friday, July 9, 2021 7:07 PM

>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io

>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda

>> 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.

>> *From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Gene via groups.io

>> *Sent:* Saturday, 10 July 2021 02:01

>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io

>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] decktalk addon for nvda

>> CAUTION:This email originated from OUTSIDE the Government Email Infrastructure. DO NOT CLICK LINKS or OPEN attachments unless you recognise the sender and know the content is safe.

>> 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.

>> Gene

>> -----Original Message-----

>> *From:*Josh Kennedy mailto:joshknnd1982@...

>> *Sent:*Friday, July 09, 2021 6:42 PM

>> *To:*nvda@nvda.groups.io mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io

>> *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.

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

 

 

 

 

 

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

Join nvda@nvda.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.