Adding additional language to nvda


Narayan <krishnashree1221@...>
 

Hi friends, I want to tell something about sanskrit language in this group. sanskrit is very popular and ancient language. it has very good pronouncing rules. its grammar is also very good and systematic in the old. my question is, how can i recommend to nvda developer team to add sanskrit language to NVDA screen reader? can anyone help me to achieve this job? any help would be gladly appreciated. thank you.

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Shree


 

Hello there,
Thanks for interest in helping NVDA speak more languages.
The best place to ask this question would be the translations forum:
https://groups.io/g/nvda-translations

At the moment translations people are working hard on finishing NVDA 2018.4 translation. The earliest time we (translators) can open up the forum for new languages will be when NVDA 2018.4 release candidate (RC) is released, which is scheduled for some time in December.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Narayan
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Adding additional language to nvda

Hi friends, I want to tell something about sanskrit language in this group. sanskrit is very popular and ancient language. it has very good pronouncing rules. its grammar is also very good and systematic in the old. my question is, how can i recommend to nvda developer team to add sanskrit language to NVDA screen reader? can anyone help me to achieve this job? any help would be gladly appreciated. thank you.

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Shree


Narayan <krishnashree1221@...>
 

thank you sir for your quick responses. I will ask them very soon. thanks once again.

On 11/29/2018 9:42 AM, Joseph Lee wrote:
Hello there,
Thanks for interest in helping NVDA speak more languages.
The best place to ask this question would be the translations forum:
https://groups.io/g/nvda-translations

At the moment translations people are working hard on finishing NVDA 2018.4 translation. The earliest time we (translators) can open up the forum for new languages will be when NVDA 2018.4 release candidate (RC) is released, which is scheduled for some time in December.
Cheers,
Joseph


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Narayan
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:00 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Adding additional language to nvda

Hi friends, I want to tell something about sanskrit language in this group. sanskrit is very popular and ancient language. it has very good pronouncing rules. its grammar is also very good and systematic in the old. my question is, how can i recommend to nvda developer team to add sanskrit language to NVDA screen reader? can anyone help me to achieve this job? any help would be gladly appreciated. thank you.

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Shree





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Shree


Matthew Horspool
 

Hi Narayan,

Just to add to what Joseph has already said, there are basically two elements to getting NVDA in a new language:

1.      NVDA itself: for example, its menus, dialog boxes, error messages and so on. These all need to be translated into Sanskrit.

2.     NVDA's voice, or accent if you prefer: this is called a speech synthesizer. The speech synthesizer that ships with NVDA is called ESpeak and can speak many different languages, but it may not be able to speak Sanskrit. Therefore, although you might find all the error messages are correctly written in the Sanskrit language, ESpeak will try and speak them in an English accent, which could cause all sorts of pronunciation problems. This is for the ESpeak team to solve, not NVDA. However, in the meantime, an alternative speech synthesizer that does speak Sanskrit could be researched and a driver created for it.

One more point – could you please confirm whether Sanskrit is written left-to-right or right-to-left? English is written left-to-right. I don't know how well NVDA copes with right-to-left languages and it may be a more complicated matter than simply re-writing all the messages. Someone who has extensive knowledge of both right-to-left languages and technology would be better placed to deal with this particular issue more thoroughly.

Best wishes,

Matthew

 

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Sent: 29 November 2018 04:00
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Subject: [nvda] Adding additional language to nvda

 

Hi friends, I want to tell something about sanskrit language in this group. sanskrit is very popular and ancient language. it has very good pronouncing rules. its grammar is also very good and systematic in the old. my question is, how can i recommend to nvda developer team to add sanskrit language to NVDA screen reader? can anyone help me to achieve this job? any help would be gladly appreciated. thank you.

 

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Shree

 

 

 


 

Just for the sake of clarity (at least for me), is the request for Sanskrit support in NVDA aimed at :

1.  Reading of materials written in Sanskrit.
2.  Having NVDA controls, dialogs, etc., translated to Sanskrit
3.  Both?

My interpretation of the original request, based on how it is worded, was #1 and only #1.   The extent of what's being asked for has a huge impact on how long it would take to implement, or even whether implementation is practical, in the foreseeable future.

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