Re: NVDA and natural voices
When using these voices in Narrator you definitely don’t have unnatural pauses at the end of each sentence. I understand your point of view in that we’ve had many human sounding voices for quite some time but, to me, human sounding doesn’t always mean that they sound natural. Some of the Nuance voices, while they sound human, have a quality about them that sounds unnatural and electronic and that odd nonhuman aspect isn’t as noticeable with these new voices. Then again, that’s just my perception and as I’m sure you’d agree a voice that may sound fabulous to my ear might sound jarring or problematic to yours.
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From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and natural voices
The person doing the video keeps repeating how natural the voices sound, as though a natural sounding voice in and of itself is an extraordinary achievement. We've had natural sounding voices for a long time. Having natural sounding voices
is common these days. Its other characteristics of a lot of these voices that cause me to dislike them.
On 9/22/2022 10:12 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote: