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- Web developer issue with NVDA reading the word "us"
Re: Web developer issue with NVDA reading the word "us"
This behavior is so wide spread that I had thought NVDA had been
programmed to send text to the synthesizer to cause it in this
case. But I finally found a synthesizer that doesn't read
capitalized US as u s. I use DecTalk with System Access to Go on
the rare occasions I use that screen-reader and it reads the
capitalized US as the word us. I tried e-speak with System Access
to Go and it spoke US as u s as it does in NVDA.
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I tested four or five synthesizers and DecTalk was the only one
that did this so it appears this is a wide spread behavior of
On 6/3/2022 2:06 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
A couple of points for your edification, then the
1. NVDA is not responsible for the actual reading output of
anything. That output comes from the synthesizer of choice.
2. Another synthesizer may not have trouble with a capitalized
"Us," while it's almost certain that some others will do the same
3. This is probably because the synth is trying to make an
educated guess for "Us" in isolation from what surrounds it. It
would have the logical choices of it being an abbreviation for
United States, in which case it would choose to say U S, or that
it's a typo of "us." Clearly the synth in use is making the
The easiest way to fix this is via the NVDA speech dictionary.
See my tutorial, Using the NVDA Dictionaries with
Regular Expression Matching to Change Pronunciations (docx), even though,
in this case, we will not be using regular expressions.
For step 3 in the tutorial, you would enter (without quotation
marks) "Us" in the pattern box.
For step 4 in the tutorial, you would enter (without quotation
marks) "us" in the replacement box.
For step 6 in the tutorial, activate the radio button for whole
I would also choose to activate the option to make this match case
sensitive, such that only "Us" will be matched.
Brian - Windows
10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044
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