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


Roger Stewart
 

eSpeak is built into NVDA! You don't need to do anything to use it. However, there is a SAPI 5 version of it but I see no need to use this unless you want to use it with other programs that have speech.
Roger

On 4/12/2022 8:13 AM, Kimberly A. Morrow, PhD wrote:
Where can one download a copy of e-speak that is compatible with NVDA?


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NVDA?

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
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2022 11:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Are there free and legal speech synthesizer add-ons for
NVDA?

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



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kimberly
A. Morrow, PhD
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2022 6:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Are there free and legal speech synthesizer add-ons for
NVDA?

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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