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No, but for learning, that is tolerable, and they are free. It's
not like Eloquence, which I'd have to pay for in either form. But
Eloquence as an NVDA Addon direct can at least have its inflection
adjusted. No wonder it sounds so flat on some peoples' YouTube
streams, if they're running it through Sapi...
On 27/07/2022 3:31 am, Shawn via
You can't adjust inflection with one core voices either.
On 7/26/2022 12:20 PM, Sharni-Lee
If I use Sapi5, doesn't that mean I can't adjust inflection?
I don't like that idea very much...
On 27/07/2022 1:40 am, Gene wrote:
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
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
On 25/07/2022 7:10 am,
Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
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 discerning ears.
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?