Re: Switching of languages between english and another language


Sally Kiebdaj
 

Hello all,

The one caveat I would add to this thread is that automatic language switching keeps the speech rate constant between languages. If one is more comfortable with one language than the other, this might not be ideal. 

A work around is to use configuration profiles or the SwitchSynth addon to set languages at different speech rates. It does require manual switching but is a quick and easy hotkey instead of manual resetting of the voice settings each time a switch is needed. 

Hopefully this will help anyone like me who is still learning those other languages. :)

Warmly,
Sally 

On Thu, Dec 30, 2021 at 8:19 AM Martin J. Dürst <duerst@...> wrote:
The Dual Voice add-on to NVDA also works by looking at Unicode
characters. It can for example distinguish between English and Japanese.
(sorry for my late answer)

Regards,   Martin.

On 2021-12-19 23:45, Rui Fontes via groups.io wrote:
> Hello!
>
>
> 1 - NVDA, by itself, can do that in marked text.
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> The marked text can be in HTML, PDF, Word and maybe in a few more...
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> 2 - Vocalizer Expressive, do that and also change the language based in
> the group of Unicode characters used by the language...
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> This method do not result for english and german because they use the
> same unicode group of characters. In those cases Vocalizer uses the NVDA
> method...


>
> Best regards,
>
> Rui Fontes
> Tiflotecnia, Lda.
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>
>
> Às 08:30 de 19/12/2021, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:
>> Hi guys
>>
>>
>> I have been asked a question about the following.
>>
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>> I know there is a setting called Automatic language switching (when
>> supported) under the voice settings in nvda and another one for
>> Automatic dialect switching (when supported)
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>> just under it.
>>
>>
>> I am guessing the person needs to have a synth that speaks the other
>> language and another they want to hear it in.
>>
>>
>> I think I read some where if the language is marked up correctly on
>> the web say German if you have a german synth it should start speaking
>> in that language and if it is then marked up en english the other
>> synth starts up
>>
>>
>> Does it only have to be done on the web or can it be in a PDF document
>> or can it say be in word?
>>
>>
>> What would the person have to do to have it change between the 2
>> languages in NVDA? I said i had no clue so thought I would ask some
>> one who already does it to swap between there language and say english.
>>
>>
>> Gene nz






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