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Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Brian,

Thank you for all this.  I am going to search in to this, just to see what I might find. 

Thank you again.

 

Janet

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Windows+10+Narrator+change+voice 


Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 | Tutorials

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 - Winaero

or any one of a scad of tutorials that focus strictly on changing voice parameters for Narrator.  If we need to do a deep dive into Narrator that should be done on the Chat Subgroup, as it's not NVDA related in any way.

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Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Gene,

Thank you as well, I’m going to try my best to find out just what is this voice.  The voice I am talking about is very natural as well as clear.  I don’t believe I ever heard a screen reader to sound this natural and clear in the little over 30 years I’ve been using a screen reader.  This is a mystery!  LOL!  The voice I am talking about what ever it is called, also tells me the day, and the time, as well as it says hello at the welcome screen. 

  

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:19 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I don’t have Windows 10 and I can’t discuss how to use Narrator in that version of Windows.  But there must be a way to find out what voice Narrator is using.  Whether this can be done in Narrator settings itself or in some other way or more than one way, I don’t know.  In the old days, Narrator used the Windows’ default voice.  I don’t know what it uses now. 

 

Gene

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

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:06 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Gene,

That’s a good question, I wish I knew.  The voice that comes on my machine is not even close to David or Mark though.  Do you know how I can raise the speech rate on Narrator?  I would like to see just how much more Narrator will sound if I raise the speech rate.  I’m very sure the voice I am talking about and the Narrator voice are very similar. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

The next question appears to be how  do you find out which voice Narrator is using.

 

Gene

p-----Original Message-----

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi,

No it is not even close to Mark or David.  Although, it does sound very very similar to Narrator.   If that makes any sense, I’m not sure. 

Janet

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?

 

 

On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet  

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043 

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Brian,

I was going to the Synthesizer and voices by pressing control, NVDA, and v.  I just used your steps, and I got the very same results.  It is set to the one core.  I still can’t find the voice that starts up when I start NVDA though. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Janet,

I am not quite sure where you are looking but in NVDA Speech settings (NVDA + N, P, S, S) the first item in the pane of settings is Synthesizer and there is a Change Button.  If you're using Windows 10, and the synth is not set to Windows OneCore Voices, then you need to hit the Change button and select it from the list of available synths.  On my machine, those are eSpeak NG, Windows OneCore Voices, and Microsoft Speech API version 5 (more commonly referred to by its acronym SAPI5).

Once I have OneCore Voices as the synth, back in the main pane I can select the specific voice, the rate, a checkbox for rate boost (unchecked, in my case), pitch, volume, and a number of other things you can tweak.

I'd imagine that what is available in that pane can vary slightly depending on what parameters your selected synthesizer allows you to tweak.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Gene
 

I don’t have Windows 10 and I can’t discuss how to use Narrator in that version of Windows.  But there must be a way to find out what voice Narrator is using.  Whether this can be done in Narrator settings itself or in some other way or more than one way, I don’t know.  In the old days, Narrator used the Windows’ default voice.  I don’t know what it uses now. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: janet
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.
 

Gene,

That’s a good question, I wish I knew.  The voice that comes on my machine is not even close to David or Mark though.  Do you know how I can raise the speech rate on Narrator?  I would like to see just how much more Narrator will sound if I raise the speech rate.  I’m very sure the voice I am talking about and the Narrator voice are very similar. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

The next question appears to be how  do you find out which voice Narrator is using.

 

Gene

p-----Original Message-----

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi,

No it is not even close to Mark or David.  Although, it does sound very very similar to Narrator.   If that makes any sense, I’m not sure. 

Janet

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?

 

 

On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet  

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043 

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Gene
 

Evidently, as I believe Rosemary said, there are no variants in One Core voices in NVDA.  I’m not  sure why you can’t find the voice you first heard. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: janet
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.
 

Gene,

When I pick a voice, and tab, I only get options of rate,rate boost,pitch, volume,automatic, etc, nothing about voices or cores. 

 

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I don’t know if it is a voice or a variant.  Do you know about variants and how to see different ones?  I don’t use One Core voices but if they have variants, pick a voice, tab I  believe once, then move up and down and see if there are variants.  When you tab to the vfield, you should hear variant spoken.  If you don’t, you aren’t in the right place or the One Core voices don’t have them.  Others who have One Core voices can discuss that further. 

 

Gene

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

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Gene,

When I first downloded and installed NVDA 2021.1, I tried three other voices just to hear what they sounded like.  Now, I can’t find the voice that was there when I first installed NVDA.  Although, even now as soon as I turn on my Windows 10 Laptop and NVDA, I do hear the voice that I like, but only for a second, and then the other voice Zira comes in which I am currently using, and the voice I like I don’t hear anymore.  Kind of strange!  LOL!  I’m thinking the voice I like might be the NVDA original voice, just a thought. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I don’t know what voice that is.  Are you saying that when you run NVDA, you hear a certain voice and if you change it, you can’t get back to it? 

 

Gene

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

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:42 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi Gene,

The problem I have with raising the voice, is I can’t find the voice in order to change the rate though.  I can only find the three voices David, Zira, Mark, and I can change the rate for either of them, just not the voice I hear when I turn on NVDA. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

One point asked about in the original message is how to speed up the voice.  I don’t have Windows 10 and so I can’t describe how you speed it up in Windows 10.  To speed it up in NVDA, open the voice dialog, NVDA key control v, tab to rate, and right arrow until the slider is at the speed you want or at maximum. 

 

You will likely want the speech to be faster and this discussion explains how to do it in Windows itself.  I don’t use Windows 10 and I can’t discuss how it is done.  If you have questions, you may ask here, of course.

 

Gene

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

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

From: Arlene

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:25 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Oh, okay. The earlier NVDA voice that was used 2010 or earlier sounded awful.  I got used to it. Then I guess maybe 2017 or something. It got better. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: July 15, 2021 3:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

The male voice  you hear  when nvda  first started, might be David.  It and the Zira voice are both part of the micro soft 1core voiceds that come with win10.

 

 

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

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of janet

Sent: July 15, 2021 2:58 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi Everyone,

 

While I'm trying to get used to NVDA, as I am coming from JAWS after 30 years. I like it so far, but I have more to learn about it.

 

My question is what is the name of the male voice that first comes on when installing NVDA? I like that voice, if I could only speed up the voice, I would like that even better!  I am currently using Zira not sure of the spelling or the name though.  I do like that voice also.  Is the Zira voice from Windows?

 

Thank you all in advance for any help.

 

Janet

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Windows+10+Narrator+change+voice 

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 | Tutorials

Customize Narrator Voice in Windows 10 - Winaero

or any one of a scad of tutorials that focus strictly on changing voice parameters for Narrator.  If we need to do a deep dive into Narrator that should be done on the Chat Subgroup, as it's not NVDA related in any way.

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I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 07:59 PM, Jujube wrote:
As far as I know, when you first install NVDA on Windows 10 it defaults to Microsoft David from OneCore.
-
That's definitely what happened for me, and it was clear that the rate used by NVDA for the brief period it "was driving" is slower than the rate that I use myself.  But the fact that it was MS David was unmistakable.

I'm talking about the installer for NVDA 2021.1 under Windows 10, Version 20H1, Build 19043.1110
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Gene,

That’s a good question, I wish I knew.  The voice that comes on my machine is not even close to David or Mark though.  Do you know how I can raise the speech rate on Narrator?  I would like to see just how much more Narrator will sound if I raise the speech rate.  I’m very sure the voice I am talking about and the Narrator voice are very similar. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:35 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

The next question appears to be how  do you find out which voice Narrator is using.

 

Gene

p-----Original Message-----

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi,

No it is not even close to Mark or David.  Although, it does sound very very similar to Narrator.   If that makes any sense, I’m not sure. 

Janet

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?

 

 

On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet  

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043 

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Janet,

I am not quite sure where you are looking but in NVDA Speech settings (NVDA + N, P, S, S) the first item in the pane of settings is Synthesizer and there is a Change Button.  If you're using Windows 10, and the synth is not set to Windows OneCore Voices, then you need to hit the Change button and select it from the list of available synths.  On my machine, those are eSpeak NG, Windows OneCore Voices, and Microsoft Speech API version 5 (more commonly referred to by its acronym SAPI5).

Once I have OneCore Voices as the synth, back in the main pane I can select the specific voice, the rate, a checkbox for rate boost (unchecked, in my case), pitch, volume, and a number of other things you can tweak.

I'd imagine that what is available in that pane can vary slightly depending on what parameters your selected synthesizer allows you to tweak.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Jujube
 

Hi, As far as I know, when you first install NVDA on Windows 10 it defaults to Microsoft David from OneCore. On earlier versions of Windows it defaults to eSpeak (the one with an infamous reputation) because OneCore doesn't exist on earlier versions of Windows. Even if you're using another voice like Zira or Mark or whatever for most of the time, David will still be the voice used on secure screens like the startup screen unless you tweak a setting in the General category.


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

HI,
Thank you so much, I did find Max, and it doesn't sound like the voice that comes on when I turn on NVDA. I did go through the languages, and I did change it to English America, but Max still sounds like English Scotland, or like English Britain etc.

Thank you again. Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Hi, Janet,


The voice that comes on when you first install NVDA is Max. He's in the
E-speak synthesizer.


Hope this helps.


Rosemarie



On 7/15/2021 1:58 PM, janet wrote:
Hi Everyone,

While I'm trying to get used to NVDA, as I am coming from JAWS after 30 years. I like it so far, but I have more to learn about it.

My question is what is the name of the male voice that first comes on when installing NVDA? I like that voice, if I could only speed up the voice, I would like that even better! I am currently using Zira not sure of the spelling or the name though. I do like that voice also. Is the Zira voice from Windows?

Thank you all in advance for any help.

Janet

Peace Be With You.







Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Gene,

When I pick a voice, and tab, I only get options of rate,rate boost,pitch, volume,automatic, etc, nothing about voices or cores. 

 

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I don’t know if it is a voice or a variant.  Do you know about variants and how to see different ones?  I don’t use One Core voices but if they have variants, pick a voice, tab I  believe once, then move up and down and see if there are variants.  When you tab to the vfield, you should hear variant spoken.  If you don’t, you aren’t in the right place or the One Core voices don’t have them.  Others who have One Core voices can discuss that further. 

 

Gene

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

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Gene,

When I first downloded and installed NVDA 2021.1, I tried three other voices just to hear what they sounded like.  Now, I can’t find the voice that was there when I first installed NVDA.  Although, even now as soon as I turn on my Windows 10 Laptop and NVDA, I do hear the voice that I like, but only for a second, and then the other voice Zira comes in which I am currently using, and the voice I like I don’t hear anymore.  Kind of strange!  LOL!  I’m thinking the voice I like might be the NVDA original voice, just a thought. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:46 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I don’t know what voice that is.  Are you saying that when you run NVDA, you hear a certain voice and if you change it, you can’t get back to it? 

 

Gene

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

From: janet

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:42 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi Gene,

The problem I have with raising the voice, is I can’t find the voice in order to change the rate though.  I can only find the three voices David, Zira, Mark, and I can change the rate for either of them, just not the voice I hear when I turn on NVDA. 

 

Janet

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

One point asked about in the original message is how to speed up the voice.  I don’t have Windows 10 and so I can’t describe how you speed it up in Windows 10.  To speed it up in NVDA, open the voice dialog, NVDA key control v, tab to rate, and right arrow until the slider is at the speed you want or at maximum. 

 

You will likely want the speech to be faster and this discussion explains how to do it in Windows itself.  I don’t use Windows 10 and I can’t discuss how it is done.  If you have questions, you may ask here, of course.

 

Gene

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

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

From: Arlene

Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:25 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Oh, okay. The earlier NVDA voice that was used 2010 or earlier sounded awful.  I got used to it. Then I guess maybe 2017 or something. It got better. 

 

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From: Monte Single
Sent: July 15, 2021 3:18 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

The male voice  you hear  when nvda  first started, might be David.  It and the Zira voice are both part of the micro soft 1core voiceds that come with win10.

 

 

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

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of janet

Sent: July 15, 2021 2:58 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Hi Everyone,

 

While I'm trying to get used to NVDA, as I am coming from JAWS after 30 years. I like it so far, but I have more to learn about it.

 

My question is what is the name of the male voice that first comes on when installing NVDA? I like that voice, if I could only speed up the voice, I would like that even better!  I am currently using Zira not sure of the spelling or the name though.  I do like that voice also.  Is the Zira voice from Windows?

 

Thank you all in advance for any help.

 

Janet

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Jujube
 

Hi, Yeah if you're using windows 10 it defaults to the Microsoft
OneCore voices on your system. David is the default voice but Zira is
also another of the OneCore voices. There are a few more but you'll
have to browse around. You can also install additional voices for
other languages in windows speech settings. To increase the speech
rate, press control nvda v to access the voice dialog and tab around
to the speech rate setting. Rate boost is also available to increase
the speed even more. You can also press control shfit nvda with any of
the arrow keys to explore the voice settings loop.

On 7/15/21, janet <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:
Hi Everyone,

While I'm trying to get used to NVDA, as I am coming from JAWS after 30
years. I like it so far, but I have more to learn about it.

My question is what is the name of the male voice that first comes on when
installing NVDA? I like that voice, if I could only speed up the voice, I
would like that even better! I am currently using Zira not sure of the
spelling or the name though. I do like that voice also. Is the Zira voice
from Windows?

Thank you all in advance for any help.

Janet

Peace Be With You.








Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Janet,


The voice that comes on when you first install NVDA is Max. He's in the E-speak synthesizer.


Hope this helps.


Rosemarie

On 7/15/2021 1:58 PM, janet wrote:
Hi Everyone,

While I'm trying to get used to NVDA, as I am coming from JAWS after 30 years. I like it so far, but I have more to learn about it.

My question is what is the name of the male voice that first comes on when installing NVDA? I like that voice, if I could only speed up the voice, I would like that even better! I am currently using Zira not sure of the spelling or the name though. I do like that voice also. Is the Zira voice from Windows?

Thank you all in advance for any help.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Gene
 

The next question appears to be how  do you find out which voice Narrator is using.
 
Gene

p-----Original Message-----
From: janet
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.
 

Hi,

No it is not even close to Mark or David.  Although, it does sound very very similar to Narrator.   If that makes any sense, I’m not sure. 

Janet

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?

 

 

On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet  

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043 

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Hi,

No it is not even close to Mark or David.  Although, it does sound very very similar to Narrator.   If that makes any sense, I’m not sure. 

Janet

Janet ,

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:31 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?

 

 

On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet   

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Could it be Microsoft Mark?



On 7/15/2021 4:28 PM, janet wrote:

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet   

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Voices With NVDA Question Please.

janet
 

Brian,

Ok, I finally got my Laptop turned on, and I tried the voices especially David, and the voice I am talking about and the voice of David, are as different as day and night.  I turned JAWS, NVDA off, and I turned on Narrator, and the voice I am talking about and Narrator sound very very similar.  Could this be possible?

 

Janet   

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:52 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Voices With NVDA Question Please.

 

I just installed NVDA 2021.1 and I'll bet my bottom dollar that the voice now used by the installer is Microsoft David, which is a Microsoft OneCore Voice.

I use David as my voice with NVDA, but at a slightly faster rate, and if it's not Microsoft David it's so close that using MS David would probably suit anyone who likes that installer voice.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Journal Software

John Isige
 

Pretty sure they can't, no. But OneNote might be able to, they make a big deal of being able to add things. Apparently I started one for Youtube videos I wanted to save for later, and the one I have in there shows up as a working link. You still might want actual journal software instead, but I'd say if you've got Windows 10 or a late enough version of Microsoft Office, OneNote is probably worth at least taking a look at. It's free after all. I just checked with my wife, who can see, and she says you can put images in OneNote. So you could just set up a little test with a few images, see what kind of organization you could do, stuff like that, to see if it would work for you.


On 7/15/2021 6:11 PM, Bob Cole wrote:
Hi, Tony!

I like to take pictures of my boys (I've been on my own with them for over six years now), scenery, and other such things. The ability to add a picture(s) to a journal entry would be very helpful. My vision (what little there is) isn't degenerative, and it would be nice to go back to an entry and to see a photo of the described memory. :) I haven't used Notepad for a long, long time...so it could be out of ignorance as to whether or not photos can be added there.


Re: Journal Software

Tony Malykh
 

I see. Notepad indeed doesn't support images. Microsoft Word and alike would support that, but not sure how convenient that would be - back in the days when I could see Word was notoriously stubborn in putting my images in the worst possible corner of the document. So for images indeed I would imagine some specialized software might be better.

On 7/15/2021 4:11 PM, Bob Cole wrote:
Hi, Tony!

I like to take pictures of my boys (I've been on my own with them for over six years now), scenery, and other such things. The ability to add a picture(s) to a journal entry would be very helpful. My vision (what little there is) isn't degenerative, and it would be nice to go back to an entry and to see a photo of the described memory. :) I haven't used Notepad for a long, long time...so it could be out of ignorance as to whether or not photos can be added there.

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