Re: Are there free and legal speech synthesizer add-ons for NVDA?


David Goldfield
 

A Web search turned up the following page for what looks like a modern RH Voice addon which is still being developed by the community.
https://rhvoice.org/
I haven't installed it but the main addon did launch the installer with my beta version of 2022.1 without an error.


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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2022 11:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there free and legal speech synthesizer add-ons for NVDA?

I won't say much about it, as I honestly don't know if it was legal or not, so before a mod bites off my head for discussing illegal software on here, realize that I'm not sure if it was or not. If I'm told it was illegal, I'll abruptly and immediately cease this discussion further, I absolutely cross my heart no questions asked.


That said, what about that old addon for DecTalk Access 32. I wonder if anyone's managed to get it working.


I have it, but the version I have doesn't seem to be compatible anymore,
so not sure if it was ever updated. If I'm told it was illegal, you have
my word to immediately delete the file.


Chris.

On 4/11/2022 11:43 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
Years ago there were a few free addons to add extra voices to NVDA. However, as NVDA evolved and became incompatible with older addons those addons never updated their software. ESpeak may be one of the last, no-cost synthesizers and is still one that I fall back to. Of course, you have Microsoft's voices which have improved and have become more responsive.

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
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Hi, Kim,

I think there are extra voices for older versions of NVDA. Do a search for extra voices for NVDA on either google or any other search engine you use.

Hope this helps.

Rosemarie



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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kimberly A. Morrow, PhD
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Moderator's Preface: The membership knows well that any discussion of pirated options, which we all know do exist, is expressly forbidden on this group. If you know of add-ons that are both free and legal, then feel free to share. To my knowledge none exist.
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Greetings,

I'm fairly new to the list and to anything that is not the most basic structure in NVDA. My question: Where can I find free speech synthesizer add-ons for NVDA? I searched the add-on site but didn't see this particular category listed.

Thanks so much.

Kim M. in KC















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