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


David Goldfield
 

Dr. Morrow,

If you don’t like robotic voices you might want to try the Microsoft Mark voice. It’s more expressive than the David voice and sounds quite happy. Of course, people’s preferences when it comes to voices is quite subjective and one person’s pleasing voice might be the source of another person’s pain.

 

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 12:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there free and legal speech synthesizer add-ons for NVDA?

 

I have three One Core voices.  You may have better speech at faster speeds using Zira. I haven’t played with the other voice than David because I don’t like how it inflects things.

 

Gene

 

Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:06 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there free and legal speech synthesizer add-ons for NVDA?

 

[see my comments inline.]

[see my comments inline.]

The voices in NVDA still sound robotic, with the exception of NVDA David.

Actually, that's Microsoft david.  And, if  I'm reading something long I'd
rather have robotic and fast than human and fast, or slow. I do get ear
fatigue, but that's with eather set of voices, plus when david is a bit
faster than 50 percent he tends to cut stuff off, it's not bad but it can be
noticeable if you are a nit pick.




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