Re: Making NVDA pronounce letters phonetically

Rui Fontes

No, this one cames from my personal collection...

As far as I know, it is not yet oficially updated...

Rui Fontes

Às 18:13 de 04/10/2021, Sarah k Alawami escreveu:

Is this on the nvda add ons site, the one that lists *all* add ons which I cant’ remember now? The one someone so kindly put together?


From: <> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: Monday, October 4, 2021 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Making NVDA pronounce letters phonetically


What the user wants is that NVDA announces automatically the phonetic alphabet.


He must use this add-on:

Author: David CM
Add-on name: Enhanced Phonetic Reading
Description: This add-on add some features to phonetic reading as the following:
announce the character description for the last read character after n milliseconds when the character was read by character review commands, E.G. left and right arrow keys, left, current or right character review commands, ETC.
Read the character description instead of the current character. This feature must be enabled or disabled manually and will be deactivated when NVDA is closed.

Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team


Às 05:18 de 04/10/2021, Quentin Christensen escreveu:

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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