Re: point to consider with NVDA2021.2 and eSpeak


As we all know, audio of any type comes down to a personal preference.
After using Eloquence for over a decade I reached the point that I
couldn't stand it. ESpeak has so many variants one can choose from,
that there's bound to be one that makes listening to it more palatable
for ones ears. One also has the capability to create ones own variant
to ones liking, which many have done. So yes, I choose ESpeak over
Eloquence every time. Right now however, I use the Windows OneCore

Stay safe,


On 9/21/21, Steve Nutt <steve@...> wrote:
It doesn’t sound anything like Eloquence to be honest.

It is more responsive with NVDA than any flavour of Eloquence, but nowhere
near as easy to listen to.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Smart
Sent: 15 September 2021 17:13
Subject: Re: [nvda] point to consider with NVDA2021.2 and eSpeak

Interesting. I like a slightly lower pitch value. That does get things a
little closer to sounding like Eloquence though. (grin)

From: <> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: September 15, 2021 11:57 AM
Subject: [nvda] point to consider with NVDA2021.2 and eSpeak

Well I did some experimenting with NVDA 2021.2 since its Espeak has been
updated. I found if I set the voice to English American, the variant to
Edward, raise the pitch to around 70, lower the inflection from 75, default,
down to 30 or 40, Espeak for me is much more pleasant to listen to. And it
is much more understandable at least for me.


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