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I would suggest getting the SAPI5 Eloquence version, not the
add-on. You can use the SAPI5 version with any screen-reader that
supports SAPI5 and you don't have to worry about which version of
NVDA you use it with. NVDA supports SAPI5 regardless of version.
You can try a demo to see if it does what you want. If no one gives
information soon about where to get a demo, I'll check.
On 7/26/2022 10:33 AM, Sharni-Lee Ward
Actually, while I'm thinking about it, how much is the
Eloquence addon? And is it a one-time payment? I know Jaws is
subscription-based now (at least, I think that's what the deal
is, and last I heard you had to pay for new updates, which I
always thought was a d*ck move), but is the Eloquence addon by
itself a one-time payment? If so, I may consider
investing in it for circumstances such as this.
On 25/07/2022 7:10 am, Sharni-Lee
Eloquence is paid and I don't like it anyways, that's not an
option for me. I dunno how, if at all, those packs would help,
and I don't want to change synths. Anything without inflection
settings (including most paid synths) sounds woeful to my
On 25/07/2022 6:30 am, Shawn via groups.io wrote:
The question is did you switch ESpeak's
language to Japanese. With some synths, they just won't work
with Japanese or some other foreign alphabets at all unless
you add language packs in Windows. I just opened a Japanese
Wikipedia page with the following results. Japanese Eloquence
read it in Japanese. ESpeak Japanese read Japanese letter
this, Chinese letter that. You may want to check out this page
about installing language packs in Windows, or find a synth
that will work without them.
On 7/24/2022 12:58 PM, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
The New Releases page said that
Japanese was added to Espeak as well as the packaged Braille
Tables. I want to learn Japanese (I started learning in
school, then left school, and that was a good fifteen years
ago now), and just found out the browser version of Duolingo
is accessible with NVDA.
However, I've checked with a couple things (I'm a part of a
number of anime fandoms), and NVDA doesn't switch to
Japanese when reading passages, instead continuing to say
"Japanese-letter" several times, or if I'm scrolling over
it, "Japanese-letter" plus several numbers that I suppose
are it's unicode designation? But anyways, it is not
reflecting the addition of the language bank in Espeak NG.
And I know the ProTalker addon has not been compatible for
years, though even if it were, there were some weird
pronunciation issues with even that.
Is there something I am missing here?