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Re: ALVA 544 Satellite Traveller braille display with NVDA

hurrikennyandopo ...
 

Hi


the cable you mentioned that is serial to USb the 2 I brought come with a driver CD that also supports windows 10 that I am using now. It can be brought off ebay for under 10 bucks new zealand with free shipping. I can post a link later on today to one that I got otherwise in a shop it could be say 40 bucks new zealand then you might have to buy the converter.


the one I got was correct so no converter price on top.


gene nz


On 8/09/2019 1:05 AM, J.G wrote:
Hello,

as I have tested successfully, you have 2 choyses.
the first is relatively expensive but very useful. if you can, borrow or buy also protocol converter from Optelec (support has ended) which introduce satellite displays to system as BC displays.
second is that you buy srs232 converter it means, if you have only usb ports on your pc, that you plug in usb side into pc and the other side of converter (serial called also rs232) connect with cable to alva's serial port. In this case you should use brltty.
remember: you must know on which com port a display is connected, so you can setup brltty. and if you use brltty, do not use usb connection on windows with this display.
hope it helps.

regards, Jožef

p.s. braille extender addon cannot help.
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Re: SAPI4 speech engines.Microsoft

Curtis Delzer
 

Hi, fixed! I had to remove everything NVDA from my computer and re-install. Now, all is ok. Something got, as my daughter said when she was little, "all squoggled up dady!" :) she was so right!


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On 9/7/2019 11:29 AM, Jackie wrote:
What version do you have, Curtis? & what version of Windows. I am
using that exact speech synth w/latest stable NVDA & it works just
fine.

On 9/7/19, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:
I don't know exactly when it began but NVDA lately cannot load my SAPI4
engines I use with it such as Eloquence which comes with Kurzweil 1000.
Window-eyes loads it and I've not checked JFW yet but will and amend
this message.

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Re: stata with nvda

Marshall handheld Flax
 

I haven't tried this myself, but it appears that Stata is accessible if you use the "batch mode" described at https://www.stata.com/support/faqs/windows/batch-mode/ (probably option #2).

Basically, you would create a ".do" file containing whatever commands you wanted Stata to run. You create this file (e.g. "test1.do") with whatever text editor (even notepad) you please.

Then you issue a command at the cmd prompt (or run a simple .bat file), which will cause Stata to create an output logfile (e.g. "test1.log") with the output in plain text.  Again, you can use whatever text editor you like to view this output.  Then you can change your "test1.do" file and then rerun the command to do it again, etc.

Granted, you don't get all of the fancy UI features (e.g. command-completion, etc) -- but this should be entirely serviceable.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 2:11 PM Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
I have never heard of it in blind circles so by definition its probably not
very accessible at all.
 Brian

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Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5:32 PM
Subject: [nvda] stata with nvda


> hi all,
>
> My stat course is using stata for the exercises. However, it does not work
> with NVDa. Specificly, the results of the commands are shown in the output
> window, which NVDA doesn't read. Is there a way to use stata with NVDA?
>
>
>
>




Re: SAPI4 speech engines.Microsoft

Curtis Delzer
 

Hi, I just re-installed NVDA, getting it from

http://www.ninite.com

v19.2, but the problem persists. I think I'll have to completely uninstall and install from scratch since all of my previous add-ons etc still work as though I had not uninstalled, :) so it is complete removal time and re-install time. I'd like to use some of these SAPI4 engines, rather than the SAPI5 Eloquence since other SAPI5 engines just don't speak quick enough for my needs using human voices. :)

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...

On 9/7/2019 11:29 AM, Jackie wrote:
What version do you have, Curtis? & what version of Windows. I am
using that exact speech synth w/latest stable NVDA & it works just
fine.

On 9/7/19, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:
I don't know exactly when it began but NVDA lately cannot load my SAPI4
engines I use with it such as Eloquence which comes with Kurzweil 1000.
Window-eyes loads it and I've not checked JFW yet but will and amend
this message.

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HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

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locked Re: Installing Python 3 compatible Eloquence #addonrelease

 

It has been brought to my attention that this topic deals with the hacked version of Eloquence.   Since it is against group rules, everywhere, to discuss hacked or cracked software, or to otherwise encourage illegal activity, this topic is now locked.

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Re: SAPI4 speech engines.Microsoft

Curtis Delzer
 

version 1809 latest windows, at least now,  so that's all I know, and I always keep NVDA up to date.  19.2A is what mine says.

THANKS!

Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...

On 9/7/2019 11:29 AM, Jackie wrote:
What version do you have, Curtis? & what version of Windows. I am
using that exact speech synth w/latest stable NVDA & it works just
fine.

On 9/7/19, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:
I don't know exactly when it began but NVDA lately cannot load my SAPI4
engines I use with it such as Eloquence which comes with Kurzweil 1000.
Window-eyes loads it and I've not checked JFW yet but will and amend
this message.

--


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HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...




locked Installing Python 3 compatible Eloquence #addonrelease

Jesse Farquharson
 
Edited

Hello everyone.
So I recently downloaded the Python 3 compatible Eloquence addon. However, when I try and install it... nothing seems to happen. I've tried removing Ultra Eloquence, I've tried it with Ultra Eloquence still installed and Eloquence seems to just disappear.
Can anyone assist?
You can find the addon here  URL REDACTED
It is also listed here URL REDACTED
Thanks.

Re: SAPI4 speech engines.Microsoft

Jackie
 

What version do you have, Curtis? & what version of Windows. I am
using that exact speech synth w/latest stable NVDA & it works just
fine.

On 9/7/19, Curtis Delzer <curtis@...> wrote:
I don't know exactly when it began but NVDA lately cannot load my SAPI4
engines I use with it such as Eloquence which comes with Kurzweil 1000.
Window-eyes loads it and I've not checked JFW yet but will and amend
this message.

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HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...




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SAPI4 speech engines.Microsoft

Curtis Delzer
 

I don't know exactly when it began but NVDA lately cannot load my SAPI4 engines I use with it such as Eloquence which comes with Kurzweil 1000. Window-eyes loads it and I've not checked JFW yet but will and amend this message.

--


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HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@...

Re: Identifying capital letters

Gene
 

Not as far as I know.  I suggest such an option awhile ago but it hasn't been impleented, again, as far as I know.  I don't follow new features closely, though I read announcements about new versions.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2019 4:20 AM
Subject: [nvda] Identifying capital letters

Hi all,

I am well aware of the NVDA settings for indicating capital letters with beeps or saying "cap" before capitals and the pitch change to indicate capitls. What I really want to find a way to do is to use my preferred option (beep for capitals) when using read-all. The capital indications only seem to be performed when reading character-by-character.

I'm writing up my 6,000-word MA degree dissertation and my supervisor noticed there were a few instances where I'd added some text at the start of an existing  sentence and forgotten to turn the old first letter to lower case. The only way I could detect that would be by reading the 34,869 characters one by one and listening for the beep. That is not an option!

Is there any way to get the capital indication to be active during read-all?

Thanks,

Giles

Re: Identifying capital letters

 

Giles,

        Am I safe in presuming you're using MS-Word as your word processor?   If so we should open up a topic in the Chat Subgroup as there are some tricks you could possibly use with Word's own find and replace (whether you're replacing or not) function that would let you find embedded capitals mid-word or capitalized words mid-sentence.   It wouldn't be able to distinguish when proper names are involved mid-sentence, though.
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Re: Identifying capital letters

 

Giles,

           As both a regular expression geek, and someone who's spent a lot of time in the halls of academe over the years, I would really suggest that you hire yourself a proofreader.   And I'm not saying this because you're blind, either.

           An experienced proofreader can pick up on all sorts of stuff, very quickly, without knowing anything much at all about the subject matter as that's not what their focus is.  If you are doing a master's thesis it is well worth the money to hire a proofreader if at all possible.

           The only way I have ever been able to proof my own material is if I set it aside after writing it for some time before revisiting it again, as just "knowing what I meant to put there" often results in my seeing what's not there, but instead what I had intended.   That's a luxury, time-wise, that one does not have with theses in general.

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Re: Clock-19.09-dev #addontesting

Abdel
 

Hi Robert,

In fact, when you enter your start and end times, whether in 12-hour or 24-hour format, you enter only one string.

It is only then that the time entered is converted into real time format and the comparison is made.

Can you confirm that the bug is fixed, or do you still have a problem when the start time is greater than the end time?

Regarding your clock chimes, you are welcome.

Thanks.

Kind Regards,
Abdel.

Le 30/08/2019 à 13:56, Robert Doc Wright godfearer a écrit :

Out of curiosity isn’t the focus placed on the AM and PM so that no matter how large a number before the focus is the start time will be determined by AM or PM?

 

Also, I plan on creating some more clock chimes.

 

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From: Abdel
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io; nvda-addons@nvda-addons.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Clock-19.09-dev #AddonTesting

 

Hi everybody,

 

I am Abdel, a collaborator for the add-on Clock and calendar.

 

Someone reported the following bug when using quiet hours:

 

If the start time is greater than the end time, the duration of the

quiet hours does not arrive until the end time.

 

In principle, it must be the next day that must be automatically chosen

through an internal code.

 

This code is in the timeInRange function, defined in the dtfunctions module.

 

This function has been corrected as follows, to fix the bug:

 

> def timeInRange(startTime, endTime, checkTime, use24hour=False):

>     """

>     A function that can be used to check whether the time range

> received as a parameter does not match a specific time.

>     @param startTime: The start time in the range.

>     @type startTime: basestring.

>     @param endTime: The end time in the range.

>     @type endTime: basestring.

>     @param checkTime: The time that will allow for the verification.

>     @type checkTime: basestring.

>     @param use24hour: optional: A boolean to determine whether the

> specified times format are 24-hour format or not.

>     @type use24hours: boolean.

>     @returns: A Boolean corresponding to the verification.

>     @rtype: boolean.

>     """

>     start=parseTime(startTime, use24hour)

>     end=parseTime(endTime, use24hour)

>     check=parseTime(checkTime, use24hour)

>     if end<start:

>         end+=timedelta(days=1)

>         if check < start:

>             check+=timedelta(days=1)

>     return start<=check<end

 

 

The 19.09-dev version of the add-on is downloadable here, it is also

available by clicking on the "development version" link on the community

site, as well as with addonUpdater, in the dev channel:

 

> http://cyber25.free.fr/nvda-addons/clock-19.09-dev.nvda-addon

 

 

It will remain in development version during a period of 2 weeks.

 

Thanks in advance for confirming me if the bug persists or not.

 

Kind regards,

Abdel.

 

 

 

 

Re: Identifying capital letters

Giles Turnbull
 

given the suggestions about regular expression searches, would it be possible to write a regular expression for NVDA's speech dictionary where a capital letter anywehre gets spoken as, for example, Home as "capital Home," or hOme as "h capitl Ome?"

That would enable me to listen from start to end, something I'm going to need to do before submission, and hear any cap;capitals as I go?

Thanks for the suggested regular expressions, Luke :)

Giles

Re: ALVA 544 Satellite Traveller braille display with NVDA

J.G
 

Hello,

as I have tested successfully, you have 2 choyses.
the first is relatively expensive but very useful. if you can, borrow or buy also protocol converter from Optelec (support has ended) which introduce satellite displays to system as BC displays.
second is that you buy srs232 converter it means, if you have only usb ports on your pc, that you plug in usb side into pc and the other side of converter (serial called also rs232) connect with cable to alva's serial port. In this case you should use brltty.
remember: you must know on which com port a display is connected, so you can setup brltty. and if you use brltty, do not use usb connection on windows with this display.
hope it helps.

regards, Jožef

p.s. braille extender addon cannot help.

Re: Identifying capital letters

Luke Davis
 

Giles, unfortunately there is no such functionality in NVDA.
An add-on for this could be written, but to my knowledge at least, one hasn't.

As Chris suggested, however, if you have an editor which supports regular expression searches, you may be able to find (most of) the problem areas.

This regexp:

[\.\?!] +[a-z]|[a-zA-Z0-9,\+\)\]\"\'\`-] [A-Z]|^ *[a-z]

Finds every capitalization error in the following test text, with no false positives, using Notepad++ with case sensitive searching (you must use case sensitive searching, of course).

This is the first line, and shouldn't be found.
This Is the second line. It should be targeted because of "is".
This is the third, And should be captured like the 2nd! twice!
This fourth line shouldn't be found.
but this 5th line should.

The regexp above only works assuming certain sentence ending characters, and word boundary characters. Character sets can break it, different punctuation style can break it, almost anything can break it. There are probably more robust ways to write it, using more agnostic word boundary characters and such. I am in a hurry, so I will leave improving it to Brian and others, but it's a start I think.

Good luck.

Luke

Re: Identifying capital letters

Chris Mullins
 

Hi Giles

You could try editing your text using an editor that supports search using a regular expression, such as EdSharp.  You could set a pattern of capital letters not preceded by a period, one or more space characters and or line break characters.  I’m sorry I don’t have the knowhow to give you the pattern but I’m sure there are RE experts on the list who could provide this for you. 

 

Good luck

Chris

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Giles Turnbull
Sent: 7 September 2019 10:20
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Identifying capital letters

 

Hi all,

I am well aware of the NVDA settings for indicating capital letters with beeps or saying "cap" before capitals and the pitch change to indicate capitls. What I really want to find a way to do is to use my preferred option (beep for capitals) when using read-all. The capital indications only seem to be performed when reading character-by-character.

I'm writing up my 6,000-word MA degree dissertation and my supervisor noticed there were a few instances where I'd added some text at the start of an existing  sentence and forgotten to turn the old first letter to lower case. The only way I could detect that would be by reading the 34,869 characters one by one and listening for the beep. That is not an option!

Is there any way to get the capital indication to be active during read-all?

Thanks,

Giles

Re: Buttons and links not reading.

Chantelle Buys
 

Hi.

Is there some way to use some of the portable NVDA files for the installed NVDA?

The portable one which is also an older version does say link or
button before reading the link or button however, the latest portable
version of NVDA has the same problem as the installed version of NVDA.

Chantelle

On 9/6/19, Shaun Everiss <@smeveriss> wrote:
You probably got that damn optional update then support told you to
reinstall windows.

Sadly windows10 at least from latest release or even before in some
situations is not as atable like it once was.

The fact, that I was reduced from a good system to a total reformat to
make a problem go away which is not generated by me is proof that
windows as a serviced os has some disadvantages.

I am not saying go back to the older model but I do think for those that
want it there should be an lts windows like mozilla stuff is.

That way you could get the latest lts, even have an option use it and
update security till you had to update to the latest.

And while I don't mind the twice yearly updates, after my experience, I
could go back to the older system way of doing things I think.



On 7/09/2019 6:09 am, Chantelle Buys wrote:
Hi.

I just finnished reinstalling windows this morning and updating it. My
windows was corrupted and I had no choice but to reinstall windows.

Chantelle

On 9/6/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
You may have to repair Windows or reinstall it. I don't know which may
be
more likely to correct the problem.

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

From: Chantelle Buys
Sent: Friday, September 06, 2019 12:54 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Buttons and links not reading.


Hi.

I've run Run COM Registration Fixing tool but, I'm still having the
same problem.

Chantelle

On 9/6/19, Ralf Kefferpuetz <ralf.kefferpuetz@...> wrote:
Pls try to go to the NVDA menu, T for tools and then run the Run COM
Registration Fixing tool from there, reboot and see if it solved the
issue.
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chantelle
Buys
Sent: Freitag, 6. September 2019 19:31
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Buttons and links not reading.

Hi.

Well, narrator says link and button.

I hate narrator though, drives me up a wall.

I can download the NVDA remote then you can see what it does.

Chantelle

On 9/6/19, Brian Moore <bmoore@...> wrote:
Hi Chantelle.

This is very odd. Haave you tried with narrator as well as nvda and
do you get the same behavior?


I suspect you will.


I am happy to try and help with nvda remote if you have that. if not,
I can explain how to get it.

If you like.

Brian.

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On 2019-09-06 12:20 p.m., Chantelle Buys wrote:
Hi Brian.

It did it from the first time I've reinstalled windows.

Microsoft Edge won't work with NVDA and so, I'm using Google Chrome.

Chantelle.

This also happens in other programs like KasperSky or anything that I
want to install.

Chantelle

On 9/6/19, Brian Moore <bmoore@...> wrote:
Hi. What browser are you using?


I have never seen this behavior and I can't think of a setting to
turn those control types off?


Did it work when you first re-installed the system and then stopped?


Happy to try and help.

Brian.

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On 2019-09-06 9:46 a.m., Chantelle Buys wrote:
Afternoon everyone.

I had to reinstall windows and now that it's up to date again I've
found that NVDA won't do the following.

1. It doesn't read buttons for instance it doesn't say compose
button or link download. It only reads the buttons and links
without saying if it is a button or link.

Also, it doesn't say editable when you get to an edit box.

Is there a setting that I have to change?

Thanks.

Chantelle

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Identifying capital letters

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi all,

I am well aware of the NVDA settings for indicating capital letters with beeps or saying "cap" before capitals and the pitch change to indicate capitls. What I really want to find a way to do is to use my preferred option (beep for capitals) when using read-all. The capital indications only seem to be performed when reading character-by-character.

I'm writing up my 6,000-word MA degree dissertation and my supervisor noticed there were a few instances where I'd added some text at the start of an existing  sentence and forgotten to turn the old first letter to lower case. The only way I could detect that would be by reading the 34,869 characters one by one and listening for the beep. That is not an option!

Is there any way to get the capital indication to be active during read-all?

Thanks,

Giles

Re: One Issue with Web Form and Another with a Program Installer

Luke Davis
 

Ibrahim

You wrote:

Secondly, when I attempt to install some downloaded programs, and I
get to the set up point, all I hear is set up, and nothing happens:
has anyone ever had this problem? how did you resolve it. How did you
eventually set up the program.
Are you using an installed copy of NVDA, or a portable copy?
If you are using a portable copy, and you try to run an installer, and it tries to use elevated privileges, you won't be able to hear what's happening.

If you are using an installed copy of NVDA, and you don't have it set to speak on secure screens (nvda menu, preferences, settings, general), you will have problems.

If it is neither of those things, then it is specific to the installer. We would have to know what the installer is, in order to help you.
There is no "usual" way of dealing with this, it depends on the factors of the situation.

Luke