Re: Reading Japanese with NVDA 2022.2

Sharni-Lee Ward

1. This addon/those voices are paid. I did have a cracked version once but I do not wish to do that again.

2. I hate vocalliser. The voices sound bored and flat, I can't get any of them to pronounce things properly, and they honestly all put me to sleep unless they're reading something technical like a recipe book or a list of new additions to the Vision Australia library. Beyond that, for reportedly humanlike voices, they sound even more inhuman than Espeak NG does, and I can max inflection on that!

On 26/07/2022 6:04 am, Rui Fontes wrote:


Vocalizer Expressive from Tiflotecnia switch automatically the language based in the character set used...

So, in any application, whenever a japanese character is found, the synth will change automatically to japanese... When finding a latin character will go back to english...

Note that this is only possible between languages using different character sets... It will not switch between english and portuguese or between japanese and chinese...

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.

Às 22:03 de 24/07/2022, Sharni-Lee Ward escreveu:

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 wrote:

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.



David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

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From: <> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2022 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Reading Japanese with NVDA 2022.2


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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