> I need it to read the English text as
normal and the Japanese text as Japanese,
As I wrote this can only happen if the Web
site uses a specific language attribute in their code when
switching to a new language. The code is normally hidden but
it tells the Web site, “Hey, this next block of text that I’m
about to write is actually Japanese.” When writing English
text a similar code needs to be entered which tells the Web
site, “the following text is in English.” Of course, NVDA
needs to have language switching enabled in the Voices dialog,
I need it to read the English text as normal and the Japanese
text as Japanese, be it a single line or a passage in the
midst of English instructions. It does not currently do this
and this could pose problems when learning. The ProTalker
addon used to do it but alas...
On 25/07/2022 4:13 am, David Goldfield
Also, if we’re talking about a Web page
the developer(s) of the page need to be using the language
attribute correctly. Just having the page being written or
displayed in the Japanese language won’t switch the synth
language to Japanese if English is still being used as the
default or primary language.
Of course, if the synth has been set to
Japanese and if it’s still not speaking correctly then this
is a bit outside of my wheelhouse.
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Do you have automatic language switching
turned on in Speech settings?
Also, and this is not meant as snarky, are you certain you
are using Espeak as your synth? I'd also suggest, once
you're certain that automatic language switching is turned
on in NVDA, that you give the Microsoft OneCore Japanese a
try, if for no other reason than testing. It does support
text to speech.
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