Re: Making NVDA automatically read non-English characters.

John Isige

eSpeak does read them, if you arrow character by character, but they read as "letter 16CA", i.e. the hex values of the Unicode characters.

That addon actually did the trick, it read it and put a copy in the dictionary, so now they show up as a user. I'd still like the actual characters, but I guess I can generate them myself and make a bunch of dictionary entries. I kind of feel like I shouldn't have to, I'd think you could algorithmically name the Unicode characters, but I guess not.

On 10/31/2021 12:05 PM, Shawn via wrote:

ESpeak seems to read the most characters of any synth.

Shawn Klein


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From: Mohamed
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2021 3:06 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Making NVDA automatically read non-English characters.


If you know what the characters are, you could add them to the NVDA

dictionary, or alternatively, you could also try the Unicode ASCII

addon, which attempts to convert Unicode characters into an ASCII



On 10/30/2021 1:07 PM, John Isige wrote:

> So I've got a friend on Twitter who wrote their username in runes. I

> know Windows can deal with them, because they're part of the Unicode

> charset. But their tweets show up with no username. That's not a

> problem, but it got me curious.

> Is there a way to get NVDA to automatically read characters like this? I

> know there's an addon to tell you what characters are. I know some

> synthesizers, e.g. the Vocalizer voices, can read some, e.g. Greek

> letters on Wikipedia if you move character by character, whereas

> Eloquence doesn't. Is there anything to do, like changing charset from

> US or whatever, to get these to show up consistently? Obviously in this

> case, it would spell the username character by character or something.

> But right now, it looks like they have no username.

> I'm actually less interested in getting it to show up in this specific

> case than I am in the general problem. Basically, full access to the

> Unicode charset, both reading and writing,  would be pretty awesome.







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