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acapella voices


larry k
 

I have the latest version of n v d a  2020.3   and the 6.2 engine.
I have a license for the voices for acapela
when I try and import them using the addon tool, it doesn’t see the .man extention
and it doesn’t work as other addons did when entering on the file.
please assist.
larry
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David Goldfield
 

Larry,

I'm a bit confused by your message as addons for NVDA don't have a .man extension. Have you downloaded 1.6.2 from this page?


On 6/11/2020 5:02 PM, larry k wrote:
I have the latest version of n v d a  2020.3   and the 6.2 engine.
I have a license for the voices for acapela
when I try and import them using the addon tool, it doesn’t see the .man extention
and it doesn’t work as other addons did when entering on the file.
please assist.
larry
q


larry k
 

yes, I did and the file I got was named Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - Engines-1.6 (2).man
so what do I do?


Luke Davis
 

Larry

In addition to David's confusion, I too am confused.

You say you have the "latest" version of NVDA, which you list as "2020.3".

However, the latest version of NVDA is 2020.1.
The previous version of NVDA is 2019.3.

Your NVDA version is therefore impossible, and I concur with David's confusion about what exactly you're trying to do.
Perhaps you could elaborate exactly what steps you are following to get to where you have the problem? That might help us understand what's going on.

Luke

On Thu, 11 Jun 2020, larry k wrote:

I have the latest version of n v d a  2020.3   and the 6.2 engine.
I have a license for the voices for acapela
when I try and import them using the addon tool, it doesn’t see the .man extention
and it doesn’t work as other addons did when entering on the file.
please assist.
larry


David Goldfield
 

Larry, this is very odd. When I download the main engine the file name is

Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - Engines-1.6 (2).nvda-addon

The only reason that the (2) characters are contained in the name of the file is because I have a previous copy of the file. May I know which browser you are using and what is the full file name that you have with the .man extension?

The direct download link for the engine is

http://www.acapela-nvda.com/download_list/v1_6/Acapela%20TTS%20Voices%20for%20NVDA%20-%20Engines-1.6.nvda-addon


On 6/11/2020 5:25 PM, larry k wrote:
yes, I did and the file I got was named Acapela TTS Voices for NVDA - Engines-1.6 (2).man
so what do I do?


larry k
 

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


David Goldfield
 

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome?
Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Sarah k Alawami
 

I think I understand. I remember when internet exploder would change the add on extension to .zip or something like that. Is that what you mean? I've never heard of a .band extension. Are you sure you did not mishear it?

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On 11 Jun 2020, at 16:20, David Goldfield wrote:

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome?
Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:
well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


larry k
 

no, I went to rename and checked the extension.
 
 

From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:26 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices
 

I think I understand. I remember when internet exploder would change the add on extension to .zip or something like that. Is that what you mean? I've never heard of a .band extension. Are you sure you did not mishear it?

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on [twitch.](http://twitch.tv/ke7zum] Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 11 Jun 2020, at 16:20, David Goldfield wrote:

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome?
Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:
well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Gene
 

There are cases, such as sometimes, someone will download an NVDA extension and for some reason, using one browser, the extension will be changed to zip, rather than what it should be. I don't know why, but it does happen. Someone else may know. In such a case, changing the extension to what it should be solves the problem and, evidently, using another browser does, too.

and, as David said, it is not a good idea to use Internet Explorer as a main browser now. Its archaic. It continues to receive security updates, but the actuall browser hasn't been updated in years and will work with fewer and fewer sites. Changing to a different browser is not difficult. Most of what you will do will be identical or almost so. Working with settings and bookmarks may be somewhat different, but if you are using a browser that supports browse mode, browsing will be either identical or almost identical. Some pages may present a little differently, but most won't or will be almost the same. Evidently, Facebook presents itself quite differently and Internet Explorer appears still to be the best browser to use with it but that is a rare exception. I don't know about sites like M.Facebook.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices



well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.
Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google Chrome? Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well. David Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019 WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:
well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed by the server.


Fawaz Abdul rahman
 

Hi all,

This happened to a friend of mine as well, he was using surface pro X and Microsoft edge browser, regardless how many times he redownloaded always got .man extension  for whatever reason.

I told him to try from different browser since I couldn’t reproduce the problem using firefox, when I downloaded I got the expected adon format.

So it seems with edge and explorer it is changing the extension.

Thanks.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices

 

There are cases, such as sometimes, someone will download an NVDA extension

and for some reason, using one browser, the extension will be changed to

zip, rather than what it should be.  I don't know why, but it does happen.

Someone else may know.  In such a case, changing the extension to what it

should be solves the problem and, evidently, using another browser does,

too.

 

and, as David said, it is not a good idea to use Internet Explorer as a main

browser now.  Its archaic.  It continues to receive security updates, but

the actuall browser hasn't been updated in years and will work with fewer

and fewer sites.  Changing to a different browser is not difficult.  Most of

what you will do will be identical or almost so.  Working with settings and

bookmarks may be somewhat different, but if you are using a browser that

supports browse mode, browsing will be either identical or almost identical.

Some pages may present a little differently, but most won't or will be

almost the same.  Evidently, Facebook presents itself quite differently and

Internet Explorer appears still to be the best browser to use with it but

that is a rare exception.  I don't know about sites like M.Facebook.

 

Gene

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

From: David Goldfield

Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices

 

 

 

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was

>using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed

>by the server.

 

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google

Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that

the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google

Chrome? Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change

the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't

recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web

sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using

Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and

will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by

you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with

Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding

features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you

well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very

nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well. David

Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was

using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed

by the server.

 

 

 

 


Sarah k Alawami
 

Is this the old edge or the new edge? This would be good to know.

Take care

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on [twitch.](http://twitch.tv/ke7zum] Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 11 Jun 2020, at 21:19, Fawaz Abdul rahman wrote:

Hi all,

This happened to a friend of mine as well, he was using surface pro X and Microsoft edge browser, regardless how many times he redownloaded always got .man extension  for whatever reason.

I told him to try from different browser since I couldn’t reproduce the problem using firefox, when I downloaded I got the expected adon format.

So it seems with edge and explorer it is changing the extension.

Thanks.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices

 

There are cases, such as sometimes, someone will download an NVDA extension

and for some reason, using one browser, the extension will be changed to

zip, rather than what it should be.  I don't know why, but it does happen.

Someone else may know.  In such a case, changing the extension to what it

should be solves the problem and, evidently, using another browser does,

too.

 

and, as David said, it is not a good idea to use Internet Explorer as a main

browser now.  Its archaic.  It continues to receive security updates, but

the actuall browser hasn't been updated in years and will work with fewer

and fewer sites.  Changing to a different browser is not difficult.  Most of

what you will do will be identical or almost so.  Working with settings and

bookmarks may be somewhat different, but if you are using a browser that

supports browse mode, browsing will be either identical or almost identical.

Some pages may present a little differently, but most won't or will be

almost the same.  Evidently, Facebook presents itself quite differently and

Internet Explorer appears still to be the best browser to use with it but

that is a rare exception.  I don't know about sites like M.Facebook.

 

Gene

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

From: David Goldfield

Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices

 

 

 

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was

>using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed

>by the server.

 

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google

Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that

the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google

Chrome? Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change

the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't

recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web

sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using

Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and

will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by

you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with

Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding

features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you

well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very

nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well. David

Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was

using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed

by the server.

 

 

 

 


larry k
 

 
    does anyone know when the acapela voices will be upgraded to 1.6
nost are out of date for the current version of nvda
larry

From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:22 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices
 

Is this the old edge or the new edge? This would be good to know.

Take care

Sarah Alawami, owner of TFFP. . For more info go to our website.

to subscribe to the feed click here and you can also follow us on twitter

Our discord is where you will know when we go live on [twitch.](http://twitch.tv/ke7zum] Feel free to give the channel a follow and see what is up there.

For stream archives, products you can buy and more visit my main lbry page and my tffp lbry page You will also be able to buy some of my products and eBooks there.

Finally, to become a patron and help support the podcast go here

On 11 Jun 2020, at 21:19, Fawaz Abdul rahman wrote:

Hi all,

This happened to a friend of mine as well, he was using surface pro X and Microsoft edge browser, regardless how many times he redownloaded always got .man extension  for whatever reason.

I told him to try from different browser since I couldn’t reproduce the problem using firefox, when I downloaded I got the expected adon format.

So it seems with edge and explorer it is changing the extension.

Thanks.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:39 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices

 

There are cases, such as sometimes, someone will download an NVDA extension

and for some reason, using one browser, the extension will be changed to

zip, rather than what it should be.  I don't know why, but it does happen.

Someone else may know.  In such a case, changing the extension to what it

should be solves the problem and, evidently, using another browser does,

too.

 

and, as David said, it is not a good idea to use Internet Explorer as a main

browser now.  Its archaic.  It continues to receive security updates, but

the actuall browser hasn't been updated in years and will work with fewer

and fewer sites.  Changing to a different browser is not difficult.  Most of

what you will do will be identical or almost so.  Working with settings and

bookmarks may be somewhat different, but if you are using a browser that

supports browse mode, browsing will be either identical or almost identical.

Some pages may present a little differently, but most won't or will be

almost the same.  Evidently, Facebook presents itself quite differently and

Internet Explorer appears still to be the best browser to use with it but

that is a rare exception.  I don't know about sites like M.Facebook.

 

Gene

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

From: David Goldfield

Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:20 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices

 

 

 

>well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was

>using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed

>by the server.

 

Larry, when you say that the file came out "as usual" when you used Google

Chrome I don't know what it is you are trying to say. Are you saying that

the file downloaded properly with the proper name when you used Google

Chrome? Also, I don't think that Internet Explorer would be able to change

the title of the file on the server. However, that being said I don't

recommend using Internet Explorer as a Web browser. Many of today's Web

sites are using technologies which Internet Explorer doesn't support. Using

Google Chrome is a good choice as it's a modern browser which is fast and

will be able to supp;ort any Web site you decide to visit. As time goes by

you're going to find that more and more Web sites will no longer work with

Internet Explorer the way they used to. Microsoft is no longer adding

features and new capabilities to that browser but Chrome should serve you

well. While I personally don't care for Firefox that browser does work very

nicely with NVDA and you could certainly try that one, as well. David

Goldfield, Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/11/2020 7:05 PM, larry k wrote:

well, I got the file using google chrome and it came out as usual, I was

using internet explorer before and some how the file extention was changed

by the server.

 

 

 

 


 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:22 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Is this the old edge or the new edge? This would be good to know.
By the way, if you can hit ALT+X and have the Edge Menu button activate and the Edge menu open, you are using original Edge.  If nothing happens, you're using he new Chromium-based Edge, which uses ALT+F, like Chrome, Brave, and all other Chromium-based browsers do to activate the Menu button and present the menu.
 
--

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

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019

 

 


larry k
 

also the exit sound is not working on nvda.
 
 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 8:50 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] acapella voices
 
On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:22 AM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Is this the old edge or the new edge? This would be good to know.
By the way, if you can hit ALT+X and have the Edge Menu button activate and the Edge menu open, you are using original Edge.  If nothing happens, you're using he new Chromium-based Edge, which uses ALT+F, like Chrome, Brave, and all other Chromium-based browsers do to activate the Menu button and present the menu.
 
--

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

Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

      ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019