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Re: Best Synthesizer

Gene
 

If discussion of the illegal add on continues, I'll lock the topic.  I don't want to do that, but this discussion isn't allowed on list.
 
I realize that some people may respond to messages about the Dectalk add on before they see my first message and if I block the topic, it won't be for punative reasons.  it will be to stop further improper discussion in the thread.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Casey
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

Hi can you please pass along where to get this dektalk add on.

I found I page using google but it has two different versions on it so I would like to get the correct one.

So if you could provide that it would be A big help.




On 5/24/2018 8:12 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:

Synthesizers are all very preferencial.  I really like the espeak american varients though that makes me a bit of an oddball.  If you only want english language support the dektalk access add-on is outrageously good.  Much better than the phonix distrobution and in my experience, it's extremely fast and stable.  Pronounciation is good.  Inflection is fine especially if you used dektalk a lot and liked it.  If not, inflection does some funny things that may take getting used to.

Anyhow, google it up and see if you like it.  I think it's on a third party add-on site.

Best,

Erik

On May 24, 2018 8:24:03 AM "Dr. J. michael jones" <j.michaeljones@...> wrote:

Thank you very much of course are use eloquence with jaws but I’m trying to put together an affordable machine for people in Africa NVDA the only way to go and I’m just trying to create a better speech output then what comes with a regular Windows platform.  I observe what you were saying about sluggishness also speed pitch and tone are affected as well again thanks


On May 24, 2018, at 3:11 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

There is wide disagreement of what the best is.  it's a matter of preference and taste.  it's like asking what is the best frozen pizza.  Do you like older synthesizers such as Eloquence or do you like newer ones, with more human sounding voices but slower responsiveness and, in my opinion, significantly degraded speech accuracy in most of them?  I don't recall the names of any of the newer ones because I dislike most of them and don't use them.  There are a lot of synthesizers you can try or get information about on the NVDA page devoted to this topic:
Also, on this page, the Eloquence add on that offers other voices as well is discussed.  There is a SAPI five Eloquence available for sale which is far superior, if you are interested in Eloquence.  Others can tell you more about it if you are interested.  And a lot of voices available for purchase have demos. 
 
I'll add that some people use a responsive voice for work, such as word processing and other tasks, but use one of the newer more natural voices for listening, such as when reading a book. 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

Thanks I’m confused.   My question was what is the best? And I believe there is always a better maybe someone else has an opinion
> On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@...> wrote:
>
> SAPI is not a speech engine.  It's a definition of a protocol enabling speech
> applications (synthesis or recognition) to interface to other applications
> (such as a browser).
>
> Some synthesisers can only communicate with other applications via SAPI, some
> can do SAPI plus other protocols, some don't do SAPI at all.
>
> As Gene said, whether a synthesiser communicates using SAPI says nothing at
> all about the quality of its voices.
>
> Also, to add another answer to the original question "what is the best
> sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?", I would say it's the one you like
> best and get on with best.  That may not be the same as what someone else
> likes.  These things are a very personal choice.
>
>
> Antony.
>
>> On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
>>
>> Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to windows.  The beauty and
>> flexibility of NVDA is that it allows for installation of Non-windows
>> synthesizer voices.  Cheers!
>>
>>> On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
>>> It should be pointed out that SAPI is a way that voices communicate
>>> with the computer.  it has nothing to do with the kind of voice in
>>> terms of its speech or general quality.  sometimes, a synthesizer may
>>> have a SAPI version and a version that isn't SAPI.  There is no reason
>>> to use or not to use a voice because it is SAPI.
>>> Gene
>>>
>>> *From:* Chris via Groups.Io <mailto:chrismedley@...>
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:02 AM
>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer
>>>
>>> There is nothing better than sapi voices
>>>
>>> Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now 😃
>
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Re: how to use bluetooth

anthony borg
 

Ok thanks rosemarie.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 24 May 2018 18:23
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how to use bluetooth

Hi, Anthony,


This question would be more appropriate for a list like the windows 10 list. This list is for NVDA.


Rosemarie




On 5/24/2018 7:12 AM, anthony borg wrote:
Hi folks
Can somebody please explain to me how to transfer an mp3 from a laptop to a
mobile phone via bluetooth?
Thanks in advance
Anthony




Re: how to use bluetooth

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Anthony,


This question would be more appropriate for a list like the windows 10 list. This list is for NVDA.


Rosemarie

On 5/24/2018 7:12 AM, anthony borg wrote:
Hi folks
Can somebody please explain to me how to transfer an mp3 from a laptop to a
mobile phone via bluetooth?
Thanks in advance
Anthony



Re: HELLO THERE

 

Hi,

Which version of Skype are you referring to – the one that comes with Windows 10 or the new desktop version (8.x)?

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Darren Harris via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:14 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] HELLO THERE

 

Thank you. I did get the win10 app essentials addon. I believe the latest version of skype isn’t that accessible so is there an earlier version I can get? Windows 10 doesn’t come with skype preinstalled does it? I have business skype as I have my office 365 subscription but I’m not sure if I can use that for a normal skype account?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 24 May 2018 12:52
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] HELLO THERE

 

You can see all officially approved NVDA add ons on this page:

 

You may find and use unapproved add ons but they may not work properly or they may be malicious.  Those that are officially approved are reviewed by members of the NVDA community and are known to be safe and are expected to work properly. 

The page I sent a link for has a search field and, below the introductory text, are links to all officially approved add ons.  If you follow a link, you will get more information about the add on and a download link. 

there is a Winamp add on, but you may or not care about the extra functionality it provides.  I mentioned that one because you mentioned Winamp.  You may find add ons for other programs you mentioned, I never checked. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:54 AM

Subject: [nvda] HELLO THERE

 

Hi there,

 

I’m a new nvda user. I’m liking it so far I’m really impressed with it.

 

I’m just wondering about any good addons that might be useful. What do people favour using? I use programmes like iTunes and winamp and skype. I haven’t yet downloaded skype onto my new machine as I’m told it’s not that accessible. Would like more information on this.


Re: Best Synthesizer

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I personally like the American voice in E-speak.

On 5/24/2018 8:22 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
Unfortunately this is an unanswerable question and I hope this does not degenerate into the usual my synth sounds better then the one you use threads again. Really its up to you which sounds best to you and in what context. There is no one answer. I like some voices for reading books but like Espeak for fast access to controls and the like. Natural sounding synths are mostly hard to understand speeded up in my experience but that is just me, and I suspect you will get as many replies to this question as there  are people. if I had to use Eloquence only, I'd be a gibbering wreck by now, but everyone does not think it lisps and sounds awful.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Dr. J. michael jones" <j.michaeljones@live.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:24 AM
Subject: [nvda] Best Synthesizer


Hello, what is the best sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports? I know it supports SAPI, but can it work with anything better?
Thanks for anything




Re: look forthe intentone addon

Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

Cheers!Thanks Joseph.

On 5/24/2018 11:56 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hi,
This add-on has been deprecated since 2017 when NVDA itself added ability to announce indentation levels with tones (found under NVDA's document formatting settings).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] look forthe intentone addon

Hi. I am lookin for the intentone addon to make my life easier when coding in python. I don't seem to be able to locate it in the Addons repository. Can anyone point me to the appropriate site or send to me as an attachment? Cheers and thanks.






Re: how can i change voice dictionary in nvda to espeak not announce punctuation?

 

is there any solution for changing voice dictionary according to my need?

On 5/24/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
That is all I know about that possible solution.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: zahra
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:04 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i change voice dictionary in nvda to espeak not
announce punctuation?


hi quentin.
i tried your method and unfortunately did not change the problem for me.
hi gene.
adding space for replacement in voice dictionary sometimes resolves
the problem and in some cases and sentences the issue is unfortunately
persist.
what should i do to never hear any punctuation specially in sayAll and
its better if its be possible when navigating line by line?
thanks extremely for your help, God bless you all!

On 5/24/18, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
You would type a space in the replacement field. This will probably
work.


Gene
Gene


From: zahra
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:10 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] how can i change voice dictionary in nvda to espeak
not
announce punctuation?


as i said before,
i use nvda 2016.4 forever.
but it does not matter, i have this issue since nvda 2016.2 (which
changed to espeak ng).
i know that i should find speech dictionaries and find voice dictionary.
then press enter on add button and in the pattern type my punctuation
which i dont want to hear in sayAll,
then what exactly should i type in replacement that nvda never does
not announce this punctuation at all when using sayAll and i hear it
only when i need editing documents by navigating letter by letter?

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<bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
Which version of nvda do you have at the moment. Obviously this could be
a
Persian only issue, but I have occasionally noticed that in order to say
every punctuation entry some need to be altered in the punctuation list
to

always, in more than one place.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "zahra" <nasrinkhaksar3@gmail.com>
To: "nvda" <nvda@groups.io>; "Mary Otten" <motten53@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:53 PM
Subject: [nvda] how can i change voice dictionary in nvda to espeak not
announce punctuation?


hello every one.
when espeak became espeak ng, it had many improvements and goodnesses
for persian users.
but it faced some problems as well.
espeak sometimes announce some punctuations like kama in persian and
one other more that i dont know there spelling in english.
i set punctuation none, but sometimes espeak does not respect my
choice and announce some punctuation.
hearing punctuations is very annoying for me and i dont want to nvda
announces them unless when navigating letter by letter.
but the problem occures even in sayAll, that i dont need editing and i
only want to study books and articles.
i sincerely appreciate your help and pray for you, God bless you all!

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I may disobey God
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I would not do it.
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By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


Re: look forthe intentone addon

 

Hi,
This add-on has been deprecated since 2017 when NVDA itself added ability to announce indentation levels with tones (found under NVDA's document formatting settings).
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] look forthe intentone addon

Hi. I am lookin for the intentone addon to make my life easier when coding in python. I don't seem to be able to locate it in the Addons repository. Can anyone point me to the appropriate site or send to me as an attachment? Cheers and thanks.


Re: Best Synthesizer

Antony Stone
 

Do not discuss the Dectalk addon on this list.

It is not legal software, and discussion is not allowed.

Anyone asking for further information or encouraging further discussion risks
being banned from the list.


Regards,


Antony.

On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 17:32:10, Casey wrote:

Hi can you please pass along where to get this dektalk add on.

I found I page using google but it has two different versions on it so I
would like to get the correct one.

So if you could provide that it would be A big help.
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The barman rings for last orders, and Pavlov jumps up exclaiming "Damn! I
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Re: Setting Mouse Cursor to Play Follow the Leader with Review Cursor?

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Rather worried what software is so inaccessible as to need this kind of positioning and lack of tab or shortcut keys.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenny" <kwashingtonbox@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:39 PM
Subject: [nvda] Setting Mouse Cursor to Play Follow the Leader with Review Cursor?


I find myself using the Review Cursor a lot to navigate Windows and dialog boxes that require me to click a button ([Tab] key doesn't work on them.)


Is there any option in NVDA 2018.1.1 to have the Mouse pointer automatically follow the Review Cursor as I'm navigating the screen?


This way I don't have to keep routing mouse pointer to Review cursor, before left/right clicking.



Re: Best Synthesizer

Casey <cwollner@...>
 

Hi can you please pass along where to get this dektalk add on.

I found I page using google but it has two different versions on it so I would like to get the correct one.

So if you could provide that it would be A big help.




On 5/24/2018 8:12 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:

Synthesizers are all very preferencial.  I really like the espeak american varients though that makes me a bit of an oddball.  If you only want english language support the dektalk access add-on is outrageously good.  Much better than the phonix distrobution and in my experience, it's extremely fast and stable.  Pronounciation is good.  Inflection is fine especially if you used dektalk a lot and liked it.  If not, inflection does some funny things that may take getting used to.

Anyhow, google it up and see if you like it.  I think it's on a third party add-on site.

Best,

Erik

On May 24, 2018 8:24:03 AM "Dr. J. michael jones" <j.michaeljones@...> wrote:

Thank you very much of course are use eloquence with jaws but I’m trying to put together an affordable machine for people in Africa NVDA the only way to go and I’m just trying to create a better speech output then what comes with a regular Windows platform.  I observe what you were saying about sluggishness also speed pitch and tone are affected as well again thanks


On May 24, 2018, at 3:11 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

There is wide disagreement of what the best is.  it's a matter of preference and taste.  it's like asking what is the best frozen pizza.  Do you like older synthesizers such as Eloquence or do you like newer ones, with more human sounding voices but slower responsiveness and, in my opinion, significantly degraded speech accuracy in most of them?  I don't recall the names of any of the newer ones because I dislike most of them and don't use them.  There are a lot of synthesizers you can try or get information about on the NVDA page devoted to this topic:
Also, on this page, the Eloquence add on that offers other voices as well is discussed.  There is a SAPI five Eloquence available for sale which is far superior, if you are interested in Eloquence.  Others can tell you more about it if you are interested.  And a lot of voices available for purchase have demos. 
 
I'll add that some people use a responsive voice for work, such as word processing and other tasks, but use one of the newer more natural voices for listening, such as when reading a book. 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

Thanks I’m confused.   My question was what is the best? And I believe there is always a better maybe someone else has an opinion
> On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@...> wrote:
>
> SAPI is not a speech engine.  It's a definition of a protocol enabling speech
> applications (synthesis or recognition) to interface to other applications
> (such as a browser).
>
> Some synthesisers can only communicate with other applications via SAPI, some
> can do SAPI plus other protocols, some don't do SAPI at all.
>
> As Gene said, whether a synthesiser communicates using SAPI says nothing at
> all about the quality of its voices.
>
> Also, to add another answer to the original question "what is the best
> sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?", I would say it's the one you like
> best and get on with best.  That may not be the same as what someone else
> likes.  These things are a very personal choice.
>
>
> Antony.
>
>> On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
>>
>> Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to windows.  The beauty and
>> flexibility of NVDA is that it allows for installation of Non-windows
>> synthesizer voices.  Cheers!
>>
>>> On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
>>> It should be pointed out that SAPI is a way that voices communicate
>>> with the computer.  it has nothing to do with the kind of voice in
>>> terms of its speech or general quality.  sometimes, a synthesizer may
>>> have a SAPI version and a version that isn't SAPI.  There is no reason
>>> to use or not to use a voice because it is SAPI.
>>> Gene
>>>
>>> *From:* Chris via Groups.Io <mailto:chrismedley@...>
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:02 AM
>>> *To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer
>>>
>>> There is nothing better than sapi voices
>>>
>>> Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now 😃
>
> --
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> time, and the remaining fifty percent takes another ninety percent of the time.
>
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Re: open parent document?

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

Funny I've just seen this on a web site. I suspect there is some embeded object of an unknown kind on some pages. Can you point us to the site or file?
In my case it seems to be a removed documment on the parent site so its an error on the site.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Byrne" <annakb@sbcglobal.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:54 PM
Subject: [nvda] open parent document?


A link to a probably .pdf says only "Open parent document button". Pressing enter on the button does nothing. How doI open this thing????

thanks,


Re: Best Synthesizer

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Have you tried all the variants in espeak. some are better than others and you also have accents in there to play with as well. I'm using Quincy.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. J. michael jones" <j.michaeljones@live.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer


Thank you very much of course are use eloquence with jaws but I’m trying to put together an affordable machine for people in Africa NVDA the only way to go and I’m just trying to create a better speech output then what comes with a regular Windows platform. I observe what you were saying about sluggishness also speed pitch and tone are affected as well again thanks
On May 24, 2018, at 3:11 PM, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com<mailto:gsasner@ripco.com>> wrote:

There is wide disagreement of what the best is. it's a matter of preference and taste. it's like asking what is the best frozen pizza. Do you like older synthesizers such as Eloquence or do you like newer ones, with more human sounding voices but slower responsiveness and, in my opinion, significantly degraded speech accuracy in most of them? I don't recall the names of any of the newer ones because I dislike most of them and don't use them. There are a lot of synthesizers you can try or get information about on the NVDA page devoted to this topic:
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/wiki/ExtraVoices
Also, on this page, the Eloquence add on that offers other voices as well is discussed. There is a SAPI five Eloquence available for sale which is far superior, if you are interested in Eloquence. Others can tell you more about it if you are interested. And a lot of voices available for purchase have demos.

I'll add that some people use a responsive voice for work, such as word processing and other tasks, but use one of the newer more natural voices for listening, such as when reading a book.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Dr. J. michael jones<mailto:j.michaeljones@live.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:59 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

Thanks I’m confused. My question was what is the best? And I believe there is always a better maybe someone else has an opinion
On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it<mailto:antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it>> wrote:

SAPI is not a speech engine. It's a definition of a protocol enabling speech
applications (synthesis or recognition) to interface to other applications
(such as a browser).

Some synthesisers can only communicate with other applications via SAPI, some
can do SAPI plus other protocols, some don't do SAPI at all.

As Gene said, whether a synthesiser communicates using SAPI says nothing at
all about the quality of its voices.

Also, to add another answer to the original question "what is the best
sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?", I would say it's the one you like
best and get on with best. That may not be the same as what someone else
likes. These things are a very personal choice.


Antony.

On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to windows. The beauty and
flexibility of NVDA is that it allows for installation of Non-windows
synthesizer voices. Cheers!

On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
It should be pointed out that SAPI is a way that voices communicate
with the computer. it has nothing to do with the kind of voice in
terms of its speech or general quality. sometimes, a synthesizer may
have a SAPI version and a version that isn't SAPI. There is no reason
to use or not to use a voice because it is SAPI.
Gene

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*Sent:* Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:02 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io<mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io> <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

There is nothing better than sapi voices

Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now 😃
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time, and the remaining fifty percent takes another ninety percent of the time.

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Re: Best Synthesizer

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No there is no best except the one you like for each task.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. J. michael jones" <j.michaeljones@live.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer


Thanks I’m confused. My question was what is the best? And I believe there is always a better maybe someone else has an opinion
On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it> wrote:

SAPI is not a speech engine. It's a definition of a protocol enabling speech
applications (synthesis or recognition) to interface to other applications
(such as a browser).

Some synthesisers can only communicate with other applications via SAPI, some
can do SAPI plus other protocols, some don't do SAPI at all.

As Gene said, whether a synthesiser communicates using SAPI says nothing at
all about the quality of its voices.

Also, to add another answer to the original question "what is the best
sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?", I would say it's the one you like
best and get on with best. That may not be the same as what someone else
likes. These things are a very personal choice.


Antony.

On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to windows. The beauty and
flexibility of NVDA is that it allows for installation of Non-windows
synthesizer voices. Cheers!

On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
It should be pointed out that SAPI is a way that voices communicate
with the computer. it has nothing to do with the kind of voice in
terms of its speech or general quality. sometimes, a synthesizer may
have a SAPI version and a version that isn't SAPI. There is no reason
to use or not to use a voice because it is SAPI.
Gene

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There is nothing better than sapi voices

Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now 😃
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Re: Best Synthesizer

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Unless you are not liking the American way of expanding abbreviations for usa states of course! :-)

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There is nothing better than sapi voices
Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now 😃


Re: Best Synthesizer

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Unfortunately this is an unanswerable question and I hope this does not degenerate into the usual my synth sounds better then the one you use threads again. Really its up to you which sounds best to you and in what context. There is no one answer. I like some voices for reading books but like Espeak for fast access to controls and the like. Natural sounding synths are mostly hard to understand speeded up in my experience but that is just me, and I suspect you will get as many replies to this question as there are people. if I had to use Eloquence only, I'd be a gibbering wreck by now, but everyone does not think it lisps and sounds awful.
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Subject: [nvda] Best Synthesizer


Hello, what is the best sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports? I know it supports SAPI, but can it work with anything better?
Thanks for anything


Re: [SU Re: [nvda] About Linux

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Just a note in this thread.
Could perhaps the person who is getting suspected spam in the subject line in their emails, possibly remove it before sending replies out?
Many people filter with the spam marker and this causes no end of false deletions.

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From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [SUSPECTED SPAM] Re: [nvda] About Linux


My dad's business workstation has a local password.

A few of my friends have ms or local passwords.

For me a home user its always faster to not bother with an extra home desktop password.

Ofcause this means I can't use things like remote desktop or some network sharing options but with security being so stupid these days and with a lot of firewalls and security software especially with systems, its easier to either use a flash drive for x or directly download x on the systems effected.

Even using cloud services can be a problem.

As sometimes I need to allow a program in cloud storage through to the account which is being used to install it even though the installer will shortly there after be deleted.




On 5/24/2018 2:16 AM, Ervin, Glenn wrote:
My Linux computers go nowhere outside the home, and I have an up-to-date firewall in my up-to-date router, so I think unless one is in coffee shops with it, you can remove all such things.
I turn off the password at log-in too.
Glenn


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I'm sorry, but if that's the impression you have, you are much mistaken. This is not only advisable, it can be dangerous. Stop and think about it for a second. Why would they make an operating system where you had to type one command before any other command you type? Doesn't make sense, does it? Also, remember that you are authenticating each time you do this, even though it may be set up so that you don't need to use your password each and every time, which ever command you use with sudo gets elevated to root status. A little reading will tell you all you need to know. I don't like it when people spread information that could harm other people's machines or harm them in some way, accidentally is one thing, but if you just say oh its ok, you're being intentionally ignorant. Then, what happens if someone inexperienced comes along and sees this and tries it, maybe nothing, maybe they type sudo rm -rf * from the root directory, then bye bye machine.


Re: User Account Control Dialog Not Speaking

Sarah k Alawami
 

I believe it worked for me under windows 7 but  can't remember now. It's ben about 2 years since I last used 7. I hate it that much, or shall I say I hated it that much. The UAC I believe still works wit windows 10, but I shut it off so I  would not know anymore

On May 24, 2018, at 2:24 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:

Its never worked on windows 7 for me even though I do have the setting shared with secure and log in screens on.
its not a real issue as most of the time uac is off, but can be at times when windows decides it wants to put it on without telling me!
Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:17 PM
Subject: [nvda] User Account Control Dialog Not Speaking


Hi,

I don't exactly know when this started happening, but I've noticed that when
the User Account Control window comes up on one of my computers, the name of
the window is spoken, but not the dialog or it's buttons. I know I can press
Alt+Y to accept the dialog, but I'm curious as to why this behavior would be
occurring. I've noticed this with both NVDA and JAWS, whereas on my other
system that's using NVDA exclusively, the dialog works fine. (I'm using
Windows 10 Pro on the system where the dialog isn't reading properly.)
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to solve the issue?

Thanks.

Yours Sincerely,
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The Global Voice Internet Radio
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Re: how to use bluetooth

Sarah k Alawami
 

This is off topic for this list. The list if you read the headers is to discussed nvda not computers in general. I have a list for that although I'm the only member for now, visit tffppodcast.com/groups for more info. There you will find all the groups and sub groups that you can be a part of.

Take care and hope that helps a bit.

On May 24, 2018, at 7:12 AM, anthony borg <anthonyborg001@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi folks
Can somebody please explain to me how to transfer an mp3 from a laptop to a
mobile phone via bluetooth?
Thanks in advance
Anthony




Re: Best Synthesizer

Rui Fontes
 

The better syntheziser is one thing does not exist...

eSpeake is better due to be the snapiest synth available...
Eloquence is better due to its very good reliability in pronouncing the vast majority of words...
Acapela is better because it have more natural voices...
Vocalizer is better due to have more natural voices and have more languages and voices...

and so on and so on...

If possible, try several synths and decide wich is better for you...

Best regards,

Rui Fontes


Às 12:59 de 24/05/2018, Dr. J. michael jones escreveu:

Thanks I’m confused. My question was what is the best? And I believe there is always a better maybe someone else has an opinion
On May 24, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Antony Stone <antony.stone@nvda.open.source.it> wrote:

SAPI is not a speech engine. It's a definition of a protocol enabling speech
applications (synthesis or recognition) to interface to other applications
(such as a browser).

Some synthesisers can only communicate with other applications via SAPI, some
can do SAPI plus other protocols, some don't do SAPI at all.

As Gene said, whether a synthesiser communicates using SAPI says nothing at
all about the quality of its voices.

Also, to add another answer to the original question "what is the best
sounding synthesizer that NVDA supports?", I would say it's the one you like
best and get on with best. That may not be the same as what someone else
likes. These things are a very personal choice.


Antony.

On Thursday 24 May 2018 at 13:47:29, Jaffar Sidek wrote:

Also, Sapi is a speech engine native to windows. The beauty and
flexibility of NVDA is that it allows for installation of Non-windows
synthesizer voices. Cheers!

On 5/24/2018 7:26 PM, Gene wrote:
It should be pointed out that SAPI is a way that voices communicate
with the computer. it has nothing to do with the kind of voice in
terms of its speech or general quality. sometimes, a synthesizer may
have a SAPI version and a version that isn't SAPI. There is no reason
to use or not to use a voice because it is SAPI.
Gene

*From:* Chris via Groups.Io <mailto:chrismedley=btinternet.com@groups.io>
*Sent:* Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:02 AM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Best Synthesizer

There is nothing better than sapi voices

Don’t waste your time or money on anything else. Have a nice day now 😃
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time, and the remaining fifty percent takes another ninety percent of the time.

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