Re: Code Factory Voices no longer working?
Sarah k Alawami
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Yeah, I did that with the devices section of that part when I lost speech completely. Fun times, fun times.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Gene
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Code Factory Voices no longer working?
You will get a please register this product or some other message. I’m nnot sure what you will hear. Whatever you do to cause speech, arrowing, alt tabbing, anything, that is all you will hear. However, you can open the synthesizer dialog, the one you open with control NVDA key s and even though you don’t have speech, you can select another synthesizer. If you want to make sure of how you select the synthesizer you want in your NVDA with whatever choices you have, you can try this while you do have the speech you are currently using. For example, you might try typing a letter or pressing home, then downarrowing until you get to the synthesizer you want. To select it, you don’t have to tab, just press enter. Remember the number of times you down arrow to get to it after you press home.
Should this happen to me, will nvda fall back on something like sapi? I hope this does not happen to me by the way.
It may be that the server is down. All Code Factory voices contact the server at intervals, I believe about once a month. If your Internet is down or their server is down, the voices won’t function because they can’t be verified as registered. So one person’s voices may work and another person’s may not.
I think this is a very bad system and, with good authorization systems, such as JAWS uses, this ongoing contact with the server is unnecessary.
I would suggest contacting Code Factory before more troubleshooting on your machine. If their server is working properly, you may have to do something. If it is down, you may just have to wait until it is up again.