A Note of Appreciation on NVDA and Foreign Languages


Jujube
 

Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd share this with y'all as I'm really ecstatic right now.

Mandarin Chinese is my other language and it is the language spoken in my household, and I had not thought of trying this till just now but I went and installed the Chinese simplified language pack in Windows 10, switched to a Chinese speech synth (thanks synth ring for making this so quick and easy and Windows OneCore voices because the OneCore Chinese speech synths are actually decent) and I was able to read the baidu.com website without issue. Then I went and switched my braille table to Chinese Mandarin grade 1 and when I browsed the baidu site and a Chinese word doc not only was the speech reading it out flawlessly but it was also displaying flawless Chinese braille on my display as well. Wow. I had no idea it would work this well. I have not yet tried to type Chinese characters into a word doc on anything like that but I have good faith it'll work and the fact that foreign language support is this good makes me so darn happy.

Anyhow, I just thought I'd send this note of appreciation because now I can FINALLY work on improving my Mandarin literacy because before this, getting access to Mandarin material was certainly a struggle, the combo of speech and braille will really help me improve my Mandarin braille reading, and I now have way more access to Mandarin documents and websites so now I'm so happy...


Clement Chou
 

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable.

On 9/10/21, Jujube <ellaxyu@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I just thought I'd share this with y'all as I'm really ecstatic right now.

Mandarin Chinese is my other language and it is the language spoken in my
household, and I had not thought of trying this till just now but I went
and installed the Chinese simplified language pack in Windows 10, switched
to a Chinese speech synth (thanks synth ring for making this so quick and
easy and Windows OneCore voices because the OneCore Chinese speech synths
are actually decent) and I was able to read the baidu.com website without
issue. Then I went and switched my braille table to Chinese Mandarin grade
1 and when I browsed the baidu site and a Chinese word doc not only was the
speech reading it out flawlessly but it was also displaying flawless
Chinese braille on my display as well. Wow. I had no idea it would work
this well. I have not yet tried to type Chinese characters into a word doc
on anything like that but I have good faith it'll work and the fact that
foreign language support is this good makes me so darn happy.

Anyhow, I just thought I'd send this note of appreciation because now I can
FINALLY work on improving my Mandarin literacy because before this, getting
access to Mandarin material was certainly a struggle, the combo of speech
and braille will really help me improve my Mandarin braille reading, and I
now have way more access to Mandarin documents and websites so now I'm so
happy...






Jessica Glasco
 



jessicaglasco2015@....

On Sep 11, 2021, at 00:39, Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable. 
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Hello, I'm Jessica Glasco.  I'm totally blind, and I love NVDA.  I have 2 braille displays.  
I'd love to try and learn Japanese and Chinese braille.  That'll be quite interesting.  
I love  foreign languages of both braille and sign language learn foreign languages of  braille.   
I'll always love NVDA.  
You can feel free to contact me anytime. I was also wondering if there were Chinese Daisy online services I could add or turn on on my Victor Reader Stream new generation. It has wifi capabilities and online services. It's fun to learn.


Jujube
 

Hi Jessica, I'll try my best to help but I unfortunately don't have all the answers.

My Mom taught me Mandarin braille years ago by googling resources online. I honestly don't know what she used since she was so young but doing a google search wouldn't hurt. I'm also not familiar with Mandarin or Japanese DAISY services as I never ever use them.

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 8:14 AM Jessica Glasco <jessicaglasco2015@...> wrote:


jessicaglasco2015@....

On Sep 11, 2021, at 00:39, Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable. 
-
Hello, I'm Jessica Glasco.  I'm totally blind, and I love NVDA.  I have 2 braille displays.  
I'd love to try and learn Japanese and Chinese braille.  That'll be quite interesting.  
I love  foreign languages of both braille and sign language learn foreign languages of  braille.   
I'll always love NVDA.  
You can feel free to contact me anytime. I was also wondering if there were Chinese Daisy online services I could add or turn on on my Victor Reader Stream new generation. It has wifi capabilities and online services. It's fun to learn.


Rowen Cary
 

Hello, Jujube and Jessica,

I am glad that you like Chinese Mandarin. I am Chinese. We can communicate together. I will try my best to help you. Regarding Mandarin, about Chinese culture, or using NVDA skills, there is no problem. Of course, the better thing is that I can also learn the language of your country from you or you. Anyone can email me my E-mail is manchen_0528@...

Thanks


Quentin Christensen
 

Thanks everyone, this is fantastic to hear!  We always try to ensure features meet the needs of users, and it's wonderful to get feedback from users who appreciate features and find them useful!

Kind regards

Quentin

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 11:19 AM Rowen Cary <manchen_0528@...> wrote:

Hello, Jujube and Jessica,

I am glad that you like Chinese Mandarin. I am Chinese. We can communicate together. I will try my best to help you. Regarding Mandarin, about Chinese culture, or using NVDA skills, there is no problem. Of course, the better thing is that I can also learn the language of your country from you or you. Anyone can email me my E-mail is manchen_0528@...

Thanks



--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Dave Grossoehme
 

Hi:  You might try different search engines.  You might receive different responses.  If so, you might hit on something that could help from this information.  I have found duckduckgo or startpage will give information that Googgle doesn't give you for what you see.  At times wording your search with fewer details, and at other times you need more detail.  Good luck.

Dave


On 9/11/2021 9:08 AM, Jujube wrote:
Hi Jessica, I'll try my best to help but I unfortunately don't have all the answers.

My Mom taught me Mandarin braille years ago by googling resources online. I honestly don't know what she used since she was so young but doing a google search wouldn't hurt. I'm also not familiar with Mandarin or Japanese DAISY services as I never ever use them.

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 8:14 AM Jessica Glasco <jessicaglasco2015@...> wrote:


jessicaglasco2015@....

On Sep 11, 2021, at 00:39, Clement Chou <chou.clement@...> wrote:

Can confirm as a Chinese speaker as well! Typing works great for the
most part, though choosing candidates in the IME can be a little
wonky, and some synthesizers react oddly to punctuation and the like.
But for the most part, foreign language support in NVDA, in Mandarin
and Japanese which are the languages I primarily use, is fantastic!
Not without its kinks, but certainly more than usable. 
-
Hello, I'm Jessica Glasco.  I'm totally blind, and I love NVDA.  I have 2 braille displays.  
I'd love to try and learn Japanese and Chinese braille.  That'll be quite interesting.  
I love  foreign languages of both braille and sign language learn foreign languages of  braille.   
I'll always love NVDA.  
You can feel free to contact me anytime. I was also wondering if there were Chinese Daisy online services I could add or turn on on my Victor Reader Stream new generation. It has wifi capabilities and online services. It's fun to learn.