Re: Making NVDA pronounce letters phonetically

Quentin Christensen

Hi Sameer,

NVDA can give you phonetic pronunciation, but the execution is slightly different.  If you press many NVDA keystrokes once, they will read the information, twice quickly spells it, and three times quickly spells it phonetically.  For instance, if you press NVDA+up arrow (or NVDA+l if using laptop keyboard layout), NVDA will read the current line.  If you press it twice quickly, it will spell the current line, and if you press it three times quickly it will spell it phonetically.

For words, press numpad 5 or NVDA+control+dot
For the current character, press numpad 2 or NVDA+dot

(For those thinking ahead, yes they report the word or character at the review cursor, but anyone not already familiar with that probably isn't moving the review cursor independently of the caret too often).


On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 2:49 PM Sameer Latey <salatey@...> wrote:

Dear List Members,

In JAWS, if the user stays on a letter for 5 seconds, JAWS will speak
the letter phonetically. For example, if the user stays on the letter G
in the word God, JAWS will first read G & after 5 seconds, say Golf.

Is there a similar setting or add-on in NVDA?


Sameer Latey

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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