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Re: how to get true voice working in nvda

Antony Stone
 

I see that that site contains no licencing information to indicate that the
items available for download are legal, and I notice that the VMware directory
contains installed VMs of several versions of Microsoft Windows, which are
certainly not legally available with buying a licence, therefore I advise
anyone visiting the site to consider carefully before downloading anything.


Antony.

On Monday 06 June 2016 at 16:41:19, Bobby wrote:

Well you can get true voice at www.grossgang.com. His name is Jake
gross. Just click on the link that says tts and down the page you
should see a link called sapi voices. Good luck
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how to get true voice working in nvda

Bobby <bvinton@...>
 

Well you can get true voice at www.grossgang.com. His name is Jake gross. Just click on the link that says tts and down the page you should see a link called sapi voices. Good luck


Re: Issues with Truvoice

Antony Stone
 

Fortunately there is no requirement to edit the registry.

Just delete the file or directory as stated in Sukil or Tyler's replies, and
you should be fine.


Antony.

On Monday 06 June 2016 at 16:12:27, Jermaine Raymer wrote:

Thanks all, I was hoping I could avoid registry editing, but somehow
figured it was inevitable.

I didn’t even consider that the truvoice engine was part of Zt.

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian
Moore Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 9:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Issues with Truvoice

Hi. Is this the true voice which comes with zoomtext? if so, it will not
work with any other product as it is locked to zoomtext. I am not aware
of any other product that includes true voice by default but I might be
wrong about that.

With the one that is included with zt, it will not work with any other
program than zoom text.

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Re: Issues with Truvoice

Jermaine Raymer <Jermaine@...>
 

Thanks all, I was hoping I could avoid registry editing, but somehow figured it was inevitable.

 

I didn’t even consider that the truvoice engine was part of Zt.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Moore
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 9:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Issues with Truvoice

 

Hi.  Is this the true voice which comes with zoomtext?  if so, it will not work with any other product as it is locked to zoomtext.  I am not aware of any other product that includes true voice by default but I might be wrong about that. 

With the one that is included with zt, it will not work with any other program than zoom text.

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On 06/06/2016 10:02 AM, Sukil Etxenike via Groups.io wrote:

Hi,

You can try deleting your config directory.

To access it you can press Windows+R and type "%appdata%" without quotes. Delete the NVDA inside it.

Regards,

Sukil


El 6 jun 2016, a las 15:55, Jermaine Raymer <Jermaine@...> escribió:

Hello,

 

I downloaded NVDA as a trial to see how it might work for my agency’s consumers—When I changed the synthesized voice to one of the Truvoice options, I got a dialogue box which says “Password required to use this Truvoice text-to-speech engine.” Everytime I click the ok button, or click the “x” in the top right of the dialogue, the box with the same message just pops up again. I have now deleted and reinstalled NVDA twice, and both times I reinstalled, it simply launched right into that dialogue box. Does anybody know a way to get me out of this vicious loop?

 

Thanks

 

Jermaine Raymer

Program Director

PACE, Inc.

(217) 344.5433 (Voice)

(217) 344.5024 (TTY)

(217) 344.2414 (Fax)

(217) 689.0289 (Video)

 

 


Re: Issues with Truvoice

Brian Moore
 

Hi.  Is this the true voice which comes with zoomtext?  if so, it will not work with any other product as it is locked to zoomtext.  I am not aware of any other product that includes true voice by default but I might be wrong about that. 

With the one that is included with zt, it will not work with any other program than zoom text.

Brian.
Contact me on skype: brian.moore
follow me on twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/bmoore123
On 06/06/2016 10:02 AM, Sukil Etxenike via Groups.io wrote:

Hi,
You can try deleting your config directory.
To access it you can press Windows+R and type "%appdata%" without quotes. Delete the NVDA inside it.
Regards,
Sukil

El 6 jun 2016, a las 15:55, Jermaine Raymer <Jermaine@...> escribió:

Hello,

 

I downloaded NVDA as a trial to see how it might work for my agency’s consumers—When I changed the synthesized voice to one of the Truvoice options, I got a dialogue box which says “Password required to use this Truvoice text-to-speech engine.” Everytime I click the ok button, or click the “x” in the top right of the dialogue, the box with the same message just pops up again. I have now deleted and reinstalled NVDA twice, and both times I reinstalled, it simply launched right into that dialogue box. Does anybody know a way to get me out of this vicious loop?

 

Thanks

 

Jermaine Raymer

Program Director

PACE, Inc.

(217) 344.5433 (Voice)

(217) 344.5024 (TTY)

(217) 344.2414 (Fax)

(217) 689.0289 (Video)

 



Re: Issues with Truvoice

Tyler Spivey
 

Sure. Uninstalling NVDA does not remove your config.
The simplest way out of this loop is to go to %appdata%\nvda and delete
nvda.ini. You'll have to reconfigure a few things, though.

On 6/6/2016 6:55 AM, Jermaine Raymer wrote:
Hello,



I downloaded NVDA as a trial to see how it might work for my agency’s
consumers—When I changed the synthesized voice to one of the Truvoice
options, I got a dialogue box which says “Password required to use this
Truvoice text-to-speech engine.” Everytime I click the ok button, or
click the “x” in the top right of the dialogue, the box with the same
message just pops up again. I have now deleted and reinstalled NVDA
twice, and both times I reinstalled, it simply launched right into that
dialogue box. Does anybody know a way to get me out of this vicious loop?



Thanks



*Jermaine Raymer*

*Program Director *

*PACE, Inc. *

*(217) 344.5433 (Voice)*

*(217) 344.5024 (TTY)*

*(217) 344.2414 (Fax)*

*(217) 689.0289 (Video)*




Re: Issues with Truvoice

Sukil Etxenike <sukiletxe@...>
 

Hi,
You can try deleting your config directory.
To access it you can press Windows+R and type "%appdata%" without quotes. Delete the NVDA inside it.
Regards,
Sukil

El 6 jun 2016, a las 15:55, Jermaine Raymer <Jermaine@...> escribió:

Hello,

 

I downloaded NVDA as a trial to see how it might work for my agency’s consumers—When I changed the synthesized voice to one of the Truvoice options, I got a dialogue box which says “Password required to use this Truvoice text-to-speech engine.” Everytime I click the ok button, or click the “x” in the top right of the dialogue, the box with the same message just pops up again. I have now deleted and reinstalled NVDA twice, and both times I reinstalled, it simply launched right into that dialogue box. Does anybody know a way to get me out of this vicious loop?

 

Thanks

 

Jermaine Raymer

Program Director

PACE, Inc.

(217) 344.5433 (Voice)

(217) 344.5024 (TTY)

(217) 344.2414 (Fax)

(217) 689.0289 (Video)

 


Issues with Truvoice

Jermaine Raymer <Jermaine@...>
 

Hello,

 

I downloaded NVDA as a trial to see how it might work for my agency’s consumers—When I changed the synthesized voice to one of the Truvoice options, I got a dialogue box which says “Password required to use this Truvoice text-to-speech engine.” Everytime I click the ok button, or click the “x” in the top right of the dialogue, the box with the same message just pops up again. I have now deleted and reinstalled NVDA twice, and both times I reinstalled, it simply launched right into that dialogue box. Does anybody know a way to get me out of this vicious loop?

 

Thanks

 

Jermaine Raymer

Program Director

PACE, Inc.

(217) 344.5433 (Voice)

(217) 344.5024 (TTY)

(217) 344.2414 (Fax)

(217) 689.0289 (Video)

 


Re: Word in xp crashes

Rémy Ruiz
 

Hi everybody,

Link to test NVDA Next version:

https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/578mna3b5i80o7fc/artifacts/output/nvda_snapshot_next-13351,8b4

Cheers since France.
Rémy

Le 06/06/2016 à 12:09, Brian's Mail list account a écrit :
I see from the tickets that the current stable release if used on xp can crash some versions of Microsoft word.
Apparently the next snapshot is testing a fix for this problem
Thought I'd mention it as  I seemed to recall somebody here saying about this issue.
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Word in xp crashes

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

I see from the tickets that the current stable release if used on xp can crash some versions of Microsoft word.
Apparently the next snapshot is testing a fix for this problem
Thought I'd mention it as I seemed to recall somebody here saying about this issue.
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Re: switching to united states English

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The real question is why did it change? I'd be a bit wary that some other nvda settings had been messed about with as well, so do check. Normally this does not happen as it uses your saved settings for the updated copy.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 5:49 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] switching to united states English


Hi Marvin,


The easiest way to switch from British to American English is as follows.


1. Press the hotkey insert + control + V (desktop configuration) or the laptop equivalent to bring up the voice listing for your synthesizer.

2. from the combobox that appears, use the arrow key to highlight the American English voice.

3. Tab once to the variant combo box and use the arrow keys to highlight the variant of your choice.

4. Tab to OK and press enter or space bar.


Remember to save your configuration via the NVDA menu unless it is configured to do so automatically upon exit.



On 6/5/2016 11:41 PM, marvin kotler wrote:
Good evening list. When I updated nvda to the latest version, for some reason it switched to british English. I have a hearing problem, so I would like to know how to switch it back to American English if possible. Could not find it in the language list. Running windows 10 and the latest version of nvda. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: NVDA&Amazon problem

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Is this only on the amazon web site, and all of it or is it a general issue?
Parts of amazon seem to be lists inside some extended combo box system for help with searching, so maybe its dropped into focus mode?
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From: "Bob J" <rjustice004@woh.rr.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 2:24 AM
Subject: [nvda] NVDA&Amazon problem


Using

NVDA version 2016.1
Windows7 64-bit Home edition
Internet Explorer version 11
Amazon.com/access

When I get to that url

I can review the screen using the arrow keys
I can get a list of links using NVDAKey+F7

Problem

I cannot activate links or buttons

Question

Is the following a clue to the reason for my problem?

When I press NVDAKey+NumPad5, I hear

Amazon.com document read only focused

I don't understand why it is being identified as a, document, and; being
identified as, read only.

I'm guessing that "read only" probably has something to do with the reason why links and buttons are inoperable, however, I have changed several of NVDA's settings with no change in this behavior.

I have looked at various settings in I E 11 and found nothing I would suspect as being influencial in this situation.
BTW, jaws has no problems under these conditions and NVDA had no problems either, until recently.

What am I overlooking?


All helpful responses appreciated!

Bob


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Re: "Can NVDA speak the number of items in a list?

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It probably depends on whether the app module for Udora actually has this feature. I think very few people are using this client these days so it might be worth asking if it can be added and also see if others are using it.
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Object presentation, Report object position information. If that doesn't
work, try also checking Guess object position information when unavailable.
On 6/5/2016 3:28 PM, Ann Byrne wrote:
Using eudora, my email program of preference, JAWS reads the number of
messages in the inbox, and which message I am on. So 5/15, for
example. Is there a setting I can tweak so that NVDA will do this?

Thanks.

Ann





Re: Newbie question, sorry :), Does NVDA have a manual disable browse mode, Jaws+Zed, type feature?

Quentin Christensen
 

Not a problem Geoff,

And as you note, for most purposes, enter and escape will get you
between focus and browse modes as needed.

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On 6 June 2016 at 19:16, Geoff Chapman <gch@internode.net.au> wrote:
Thanks so much to both Gene and Quenton for pointing me to something soooo
obvious I guess I really by all accounts should've seen it myself! I did
know about this NVDA+SpaceBar toggle, but usually use the good old Enter and
Escape keys, to turn off and on Browse mode when I get to a form field, and
just totally forgot about the NVDA+space command. Thanks again for
answering so graciously and resisting the attempt to tell me what a goose I
was!
Hahaha. I will check and see if that replicates what Jaws+Zed does in jaws
land.

Thanks again.

Regards
Geoff C.

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To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Newbie question, sorry :), Does NVDA have a manual
disable browse mode, Jaws+Zed, type feature?

NVDA+spacebar manually changes between browse mode and focus mode. Browse
mode is the normal web reading mode, you can press "h" to move to headings,
NVDA+f7 for the elements list dialog etc.

Focus mode is what you use when you're filling in a form - you don't have
access to the single key navigation like "h" for heading anymore but you can
type into form fields.

If you press NVDA+spacebar to get out of focus mode and back to browse mode,
it will stay in browse mode until you press NVDA+spacebar again to change
back (and vice-versa)

Does that do what you need?

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Geoff Chapman <gch@internode.net.au> wrote:

Hello group :).

I've just joined, to enable me to ask a quick question up heere which I'm
hoping you guys can help me with.

Written in subject line really hahaha, basically wanna know if NVDA can
replicate what Jaws does with it's Jaws+Zed/zee key feature, where it's
virtual cursor/browse mode, is totally disabled? In situations where there
are no obvious controls to enable either auto or manual methods of swiching
off browse mode, exist.
I struck a special slider type control the other day at a website I was
testing, and couldn't interact with it at all with the keyboard, without
disabling NVDA first to do so, which is obviously not optimal! :).

Any hints/thoughts?

Thanks much.

regards
Geoff C.





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Re: Newbie question, sorry :), Does NVDA have a manual disable browse mode, Jaws+Zed, type feature?

Geoff Chapman <gch@...>
 


Thanks so much to both Gene and Quenton for pointing me to something soooo obvious I guess I really by all accounts should've seen it myself!  I did know about this NVDA+SpaceBar toggle, but usually use the good old Enter and Escape keys, to turn off and on Browse mode when I get to a form field, and just totally forgot about the NVDA+space command.  Thanks again for answering so graciously and resisting the attempt to tell me what a goose I was!
Hahaha. I will check and see if that replicates what Jaws+Zed does in jaws land.
 
Thanks again.
 
Regards
Geoff C.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Newbie question, sorry :), Does NVDA have a manual disable browse mode, Jaws+Zed, type feature?

NVDA+spacebar manually changes between browse mode and focus mode.  Browse mode is the normal web reading mode, you can press "h" to move to headings, NVDA+f7 for the elements list dialog etc.

Focus mode is what you use when you're filling in a form - you don't have access to the single key navigation like "h" for heading anymore but you can type into form fields.

If you press NVDA+spacebar to get out of focus mode and back to browse mode, it will stay in browse mode until you press NVDA+spacebar again to change back (and vice-versa)

Does that do what you need?

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:24 AM, Geoff Chapman <gch@...> wrote:
Hello group :).
 
I've just joined, to enable me to ask  a quick question up heere which I'm hoping you guys can help me with.
 
Written in subject line really hahaha, basically wanna know if NVDA can replicate what Jaws does with it's Jaws+Zed/zee key feature, where it's virtual cursor/browse mode, is totally disabled?  In situations where there are no obvious controls to enable either auto or manual methods of swiching off browse mode, exist.
I struck a special slider type control the other day at a website I was testing, and couldn't interact with it at all with the keyboard, without disabling NVDA first to do so, which is obviously not optimal! :).
 
Any hints/thoughts?
 
Thanks much.
 
regards
Geoff C.
 
 
 




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Re: Vocaliser for NVDA

Babcock LDPVI
 

Yes, I have created and activated an account on the Vocaliser- NVDA website and I have activated my license via the NVDA Vocaliser Expressive menu.


Thanks,


Re: Vocaliser for NVDA

Babcock LDPVI
 

Yes, I have installed British Daniel- its status in the "manage add ons" sections is "running".


Important: StationPlaylist Studio add-on source code will be moving to GitHub

 

Hi everyone,

 

Since I took over development of StationPlaylist Studio add-on in December 2013, it has seen one of the greatest leaps in add-on development history. An add-on that provided support for announcing status changes has now become an essential companion to broadcasting with NVDA. At the time of the release of add-on 1.0, I’ve elected to use Bitbucket, a repository service used by various NVDA community add-ons that provided various features, including documentation, wiki and so on.

 

In 2015, a significant event in NVDA development happened: moving the screen reader source code to GitHub, a popular source code hosting service for Git repositories. In addition to moving away from a custom platform that NV Access has used for the last few years, what motivated this move was ease of collaboration (we’re seeing more pull requests to NVDA since that move) and visibility.

 

Coupled with this move, and in order to foster improved third-party collaboration and to set an example, I’ve decided to align my add-on development strategy with that of NV Access’s motivation to use GitHub: visibility, easier collaboration, easier way to track issues and so on. Thus, I’d like to announce that, starting today, most of the development activities for SPL add-on will happen via GitHub, with Bitbucket repository serving as a mirror of the GitHub repo and a translations commits hub. The full switchover will happen in August 2016 (even after this date, translation commits will be committed to Bitbucket due to the translations workflow infrastructure in place).

 

For add-on authors who are thinking about using GitHub: GitHub is similar to Bitbucket but a bit modern and more visible. Whereas you need to specify that you want issue tracking in Bitbucket, you get this for free, plus ability to use additional web hooks, dedicated release pages, project pages and more. Also, forum platforms such as Groups.IO provides GitHub integration so commits, issue comments and what not can be sent to lists that utilize this.

 

The new GitHub repo for SPL add-on is:

https://github.com/josephsl/stationplaylist

 

For anyone who’d like to work with me on this add-on: feel free to fork, improve and send in pull requests.

 

Thank you.

Cheers,

Joseph


Re: switching to united states English

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Marvin,


The easiest way to switch from British to American English is as follows.


1. Press the hotkey insert + control + V (desktop configuration) or the laptop equivalent to bring up the voice listing for your synthesizer.

2. from the combobox that appears, use the arrow key to highlight the American English voice.

3. Tab once to the variant combo box and use the arrow keys to highlight the variant of your choice.

4. Tab to OK and press enter or space bar.


Remember to save your configuration via the NVDA menu unless it is configured to do so automatically upon exit.

On 6/5/2016 11:41 PM, marvin kotler wrote:
Good evening list. When I updated nvda to the latest version, for some reason it switched to british English. I have a hearing problem, so I would like to know how to switch it back to American English if possible. Could not find it in the language list. Running windows 10 and the latest version of nvda. Any help would be appreciated.
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switching to united states English

marvin kotler
 

Good evening list.  When I updated nvda to the latest version, for some reason it switched to british English.  I have a hearing  problem, so I would like to know how to switch it back to American English if possible.  Could not find it in the language list.  Running windows 10 and the latest version of nvda.  Any help would be appreciated.