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Re: Acapella

Jesse Farquharson
 

To be clear, I downloaded the engine v1.6.1. All voices are v1.6 as well.


Acapella

Jesse Farquharson
 

Hello folks.

So, after being hesitant to do so, I finally upgraded my NVDA version to 2019.3.1. I have been staying on 2019.2.1 for the last little while.

I just purchased a license for the Acapella TTS voices, (the full license) as I had used up my trial a few years back. I downloaded the engine, downloaded a lot of voices, then put my license key in and was registered.

However, after trying to switch my synth to Acapella... I'm lost. I hear no speech. I have a braille display hooked up to my computer but it also seems to freeze up. When I hit alt control N, NVDA restarts using Windows OneCore Voices. Can anyone offer some advice?

Thanks.


Re: One Core Synth

 

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 02:06 PM, Joseph Lee wrote, to describe the Voice Dictionary:
Think of it as default dictionary but active only if the chosen voice from the chosen synthesizer is in use.
Thanks for the clarification.

That's precisely the reason I chose to use the Default Dictionary over the Voice Dictionary, as I suspect that this issue crosses multiple OneCore voices and presume that "un-" and "re-" prefixes on verbs will not be read with the hyphen pronounced when doing read-all for any synth.  I could be utterly wrong, and would love to have confirmation or refutation.

It's often a matter of what synths and voices you're using and whether a change to the Default Dictionary screws something up for one (or more) of the synths/voices you use regularly while fixing something only for one.  Trial and error . . .
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: One Core Synth

 

Hi,

Think of it as default dictionary but active only if the chosen voice from the chosen synthesizer is in use. I do talk about that in my own audio tutorial and have illustrated this with some examples in there.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] One Core Synth

 

Is the Voice Dictionary in actuality the Synth Dictionary?  The only reason I suggested the Default Dictionary is that I wanted to ensure the change would be honored no matter what voice happened to be in use (and because it's unlikely that the hyphenated form will be pronounced any differently than the unhyphenated in the vast majority of cases).

If Voice does equate to Synth then I need to make a mental note of that.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: One Core Synth

 

Is the Voice Dictionary in actuality the Synth Dictionary?  The only reason I suggested the Default Dictionary is that I wanted to ensure the change would be honored no matter what voice happened to be in use (and because it's unlikely that the hyphenated form will be pronounced any differently than the unhyphenated in the vast majority of cases).

If Voice does equate to Synth then I need to make a mental note of that.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: One Core Synth

 

Hi,
The short-term solution is adding these weird entries to voice-specific dictionary, not default dictionary (default speech dictionary affects all speech synthesizers). The long-term solution is reminding Microsoft to improve synthesis rules.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Csercsics
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 9:24 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] One Core Synth

One core has other weird quirks. If you read something in 24-hour time notaion, that is after midnigt, it will read is 24:something instead of 0. So that 00:23 will speak 24:23.


Re: One Core Synth

David Csercsics
 

One core has other weird quirks. If you read something in 24-hour time notaion, that is after midnigt, it will read is 24:something instead of 0. So that 00:23 will speak 24:23.


Re: One Core Synth

 

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 10:59 AM, Chris Mullins wrote:

unchartered                      

unchecking

unchecky

This is a fascinating quirk, and I'm getting it too with the Microsoft David voice.  The fix is simple, though, and that's adding an entry for each in the default dictionary, where the pattern is the whole word from the list above, the replacement is the same word but with a hyphen between the "un" and the remainder of it, and the type of match is limited to whole word.  They're all pronounced correctly then.

Heaven only knows why the synth is acting this strangely for those couple of "un" words.

 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


One Core Synth

Chris Mullins
 

Hi

Is there any way to stop the One Core synthesizer from pre-empting some words.  Below is a list of 6 words:

unchartered                      

unchecking

unchecky

unchecked

uncharacteristic

unchanging        

 

On my system, the first 3 words speak the word unchanged followed by the remainder of the actual word, even though 2 of the words do not have a as the 5th letter.  The second 3 are spoken correctly.   

I’ve checked my NVDA related punctuation dictionaries and it doesn’t appear to b coming from there, so are there any OneCore specific dictionary files which can be adjusted to stop this behaviour?

 

Cheers

Chris


Re: Facing problem with Excel 2013

Cearbhall O'Meadhra
 

Hello Ramesh,

 

When you hear unknown, try hitting the left alt key twice in rapid succession. This usually makes NVDA speak the contents of the cell.

 

You mention pressing the carriage return after editing the cell. Pressing Enter will close the cell, stop editing and drop the cursor down to the next row in the same column.

Try pressing home and see if this moves to the beginning of the edited cell and speaks the first word. If that works, then press right and left arrow keys to move forward and back along the contents of the cell character by character.

 

Does this help?

 

All the best,

 

Cearbhall

 

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: cearbhall.omeadhra@...

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:12 PM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Facing problem with Excel 2013

 

Dear Louis

I have done this trick already.
But did not work for me.

 

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 9:58 AM Louis Maher <ljmaher03@...> wrote:

Hello Ramesh,

 

This problem comes up periodically.  You can try unchecking the box which says “allow editing directly in cells”.  In Excel 365, do this:

Open an Excel spreadsheet. 

Type alt + f. Up arrow to options, hit enter. Down arrow to advanced. Tab until you find the box which says “allow editing directly in cells. Uncheck that box. Shift + Tab until you reach OK. Hit enter.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:36 PM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Facing problem with Excel 2013

 

Hi guys,

I am facing to strange problems with Excel 2013

1.  whenever I type any word directly in any cell  NVDA  does not speak first letter of that world  after pressing enter. 

2. Whenever I press F2 to edit any cell content and using navigation key for reading that letters NVDA  say only  unknown unknown

I am using latest version of NVDA and Excel 2013 with windows 10

Please guide me in this matter

thanks and regards Ramesh.


Value of headers not readable in Thunderbird

john doe
 

Hi NVDAs,

With the latest 'next' release of NVDA and the latest release of
Thunderbird, it is not possible anymore to read the value of the header
fields of an e-mail.
For example, when using the tab key to go through the available headers,
NVDA does not speak anything for the value of the date header.

It looks like a regression because it has stopped working a while back
but can not recall when! :)

The same thing is also present with the stable release.

Am I missing something?


Any input is appriciated.

--
John Doe


Re: Facing problem with Excel 2013

Ramesh Patil
 

Dear Louis

I have done this trick already.
But did not work for me.


On Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 9:58 AM Louis Maher <ljmaher03@...> wrote:

Hello Ramesh,

 

This problem comes up periodically.  You can try unchecking the box which says “allow editing directly in cells”.  In Excel 365, do this:

Open an Excel spreadsheet. 

Type alt + f. Up arrow to options, hit enter. Down arrow to advanced. Tab until you find the box which says “allow editing directly in cells. Uncheck that box. Shift + Tab until you reach OK. Hit enter.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:36 PM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Facing problem with Excel 2013

 

Hi guys,

I am facing to strange problems with Excel 2013

1.  whenever I type any word directly in any cell  NVDA  does not speak first letter of that world  after pressing enter. 

2. Whenever I press F2 to edit any cell content and using navigation key for reading that letters NVDA  say only  unknown unknown

I am using latest version of NVDA and Excel 2013 with windows 10

Please guide me in this matter

thanks and regards Ramesh.


Re: Facing problem with Excel 2013

Louis Maher
 

Hello Ramesh,

 

This problem comes up periodically.  You can try unchecking the box which says “allow editing directly in cells”.  In Excel 365, do this:

Open an Excel spreadsheet. 

Type alt + f. Up arrow to options, hit enter. Down arrow to advanced. Tab until you find the box which says “allow editing directly in cells. Uncheck that box. Shift + Tab until you reach OK. Hit enter.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ramesh Patil
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 10:36 PM
To: nvda <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Facing problem with Excel 2013

 

Hi guys,

I am facing to strange problems with Excel 2013

1.  whenever I type any word directly in any cell  NVDA  does not speak first letter of that world  after pressing enter. 

2. Whenever I press F2 to edit any cell content and using navigation key for reading that letters NVDA  say only  unknown unknown

I am using latest version of NVDA and Excel 2013 with windows 10

Please guide me in this matter

thanks and regards Ramesh.


Facing problem with Excel 2013

Ramesh Patil
 

Hi guys,

I am facing to strange problems with Excel 2013

1.  whenever I type any word directly in any cell  NVDA  does not speak first letter of that world  after pressing enter. 

2. Whenever I press F2 to edit any cell content and using navigation key for reading that letters NVDA  say only  unknown unknown

I am using latest version of NVDA and Excel 2013 with windows 10

Please guide me in this matter

thanks and regards Ramesh.


Notepad++ and spellcheck

William Wong
 

Hello,

I just installed the dspell plugin of Notepad++.


I found that NVDA did not speak any spelling error.

also, select a spelling error and press context menu did not show word suggestion.


Do anyone found a way to use it accessibly? Or any spell checking tool in Notepad++ can be accessed with nvda?

Thanks.


Re: Windows Training for free, for anyone who is looking for something to do during this time.

Sue J. Ward
 

Yes, I would love it as well  if someone could make a recording of those sessions maybe after they are done if they have a link dropbox please maybe put it on the list so we can download it it could be in a zip format that would be wonderful. The time starts at 12-30 PT time, the correcttime if you are in the eastern time zone 3-30 PM. I am originally from Pennsylvania and have been living in San Diego California for 18 years. Stay safe everyone we will get through this together.


Re: Windows Training for free, for anyone who is looking for something to do during this time.

 

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 06:11 PM, Oriana wrote:
More importantly, any answers on how well Zoom works with accessibility?
 Mosen Consulting Announcement: My Audiobook about Zoom Cloud Meetings is now free
 
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Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: corona software update

 

Yes and no.

What it means is that windows universal and desktop skype will become 1 thing.

The universal app is the one getting the chop here.

So everyone will be using what we currently call the desktop app.

It will be managed from the store to.

On 21/03/2020 5:02 am, zahra wrote:
hi.
i became worried.
do you mean that desktop version of skype won't work anymore?
i really need skype and wish to use it!

On 3/20/20, Shaun Everiss <@smeveriss> wrote:
Hi all.

This is just a small update in case you either didn't notice, are to
sick to notice or to busy shooting zombies in undead-assault.

Skype uwp is being replaced by electron according to winaero.com.

There will be a few things missing but the latest preview for insiders
is electron and it will eventually all be from the store.

On one hand we will lose the desktop version but on the other hand, we
get a better universal version.

Amd and nvidia have drivers that are updated for this month.

Its worth noting that if you are offered this that on edge it may crash
with netflicks, the changelog said microsoft edge but I am unsure if
thats chromium or the old edge.

Dropbox has an update.

Some windows versions have an update.

And according to windows update twitter support for windows 1709 on
enterprise and business systems is being pushed back to october this year.

More general news on the chat.

I technically could put all of this on chat but thought that I should
split the technical and non technical parts of this





Re: Windows Training for free, for anyone who is looking for something to do during this time.

Oriana
 

Thanks to algorithms, everyone gets different search results these days. I actually didn't find either of the earlier websites on even the first page of search results for her name, although I did find her personal blog, so I thank you for including those links.

As an aside, her blog is at 

More importantly, any answers on how well Zoom works with accessibility? Given that CathyAnne is herself blind, I presume it must be compatible with Jaws or NVDA. Also, does anyone have any information on where/if recorded lessons are posted? I was unable to find recordings from this series on the ATI website, and the link to 'free training topics' is broken on my browser.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 5:03 PM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 04:54 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Bryan, wrong direction.. 12 30 pdt equals 15:30 edt or 19:30 UTC.
Already acknowledged as a brain fart on my part, three hours ago, and after a previous correction.  Please read through topics before replying.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna

 

 


Re: Windows Training for free, for anyone who is looking for something to do during this time.

 

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 04:54 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Bryan, wrong direction.. 12 30 pdt equals 15:30 edt or 19:30 UTC.
Already acknowledged as a brain fart on my part, three hours ago, and after a previous correction.  Please read through topics before replying.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Power is being told you're not loved and not being destroyed by it.

       ~ Madonna