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I have found another use for no speech. I support several sighted
users and install NVDA on their machines set to no speech with
NVDA Remote in order to have things silent on their end while
showing them how to do something or otherwise solving problems on
their computers. NVDA Remote allows me to hear speech on my end
while they hear nothing on their end.
On 1/29/2022 12:02 AM, Joseph Lee
The "no speech" entry (internally named "silence" and
introduced in April 2007) is used for three purposes:
- For use as part of automated testing, perhaps by
accessibility professionals needing to see what NVDA says as
they test their apps/websites/documents/other possibilities.
- For use by people wishing to use no speech by defualt,
perhaps by folks using braille displays.
- For developers seeking to add support for a new speech
synthesizer, and the source code itself is written as a boiler
plate so people can adapt to their needs.
I fondly remember working with that "synthesizer" - that was
nine years ago when I was busying myself with adding translator
comments to NVDA messages (that was my introduction to NVDA
source code; prior to that I was strictly a translator).