Re: Article on Screen Reader History (including NVDA)
Eloquence continues to be popular for some valid reasons. It is easy to understand at extremely high speech rates, its pronunciation is usually excellent and the pronunciation is also consistent and predictable. It also doesn’t tend to interpret most abbreviations, such as reading dr. as drive or Doctor. The same cannot be said for more human-sounding synths which are not always consistent in their pronunciation, even adding extra phonemes or letters to certain text strings not in the text.
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I like Eloquence. It is the easiest to understand with my hearing loss.
That may account for its initial popularity but it doesn't account for its continued popularity when so many other synthesizers are available. It is popular because it does what the most people want it to do
the best. It is responsive, pronounces more words than other synthesizers I've tried correctly out of the box, allows for rapid listening while keeping speech more intelligible than other synthesizers I've tried and it is light on computer resources.
On 7/22/2022 9:43 AM, Josh Kennedy wrote: