Does NVDA speak Arabic?


Ann Byrne
 

My student from Sudan asked if NVDA speaks Arabic, and I don't know. Does it?

Thx,


Ibrahim Abedrabbo
 

Yes, NVDA supports several Arabic speech engines including acapella and vocalizer. However those speech engines are not free.

On Oct 4, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Ann Byrne <annakb@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

My student from Sudan asked if NVDA speaks Arabic, and I don't know. Does it?

Thx,






 

Ann,

        Not being a speaker of Arabic, I have no idea how much dialectal differences may matter, but two of the Microsoft One Core voices, Egyptian Arabic and Saudi Arabian Arabic, that are free under Windows 10 do have text-to-speech capability.  The other Arabic dialects do not.
--

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

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

         ~ John F. Kennedy

 


Gene
 

E-Speak supports Arabic, but I’m not sure to what extent.  Wikipedia says, “Currently, only fully diacritized Arabic is supported.” 
Since I don’t know how Arabic is written, I don’t know what sort of limitation that imposes. 
 
A lot of people don’t like E-Speak but it is something you may want to try.
 
Gene


Shawn
 

I don’t speak Arabic, I’ve learned a handful of words from watching vids, but if I want to look at Arabic text, i.e. videos on Youtube or song titles, I prefer Persian. Espeak’s Arabic sounds awful and incomprehensible. Some of ESpeak’s languages aren’t too bad, but IMHO it’s Arabic is atrocious, and Hawaiian was a big distorted disappointment.

Shawn Klein

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does NVDA speak Arabic?

 

E-Speak supports Arabic, but I’m not sure to what extent.  Wikipedia says, “Currently, only fully diacritized Arabic is supported.” 

Since I don’t know how Arabic is written, I don’t know what sort of limitation that imposes. 

 

A lot of people don’t like E-Speak but it is something you may want to try.

 

Gene

 


Fawaz Abdul rahman
 

Hi,
All these voices are quite bad, Microsoft's voice does not support auto-switching. Moreover, for whatever reason you can't read letter by letter with Microsoft's voice.
In general, 2 best options - probably the only 2 options - are Acapella's and Vocalizer's voices.
good luck.


On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 8:47 PM Shawn via groups.io <kb7clx=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I don’t speak Arabic, I’ve learned a handful of words from watching vids, but if I want to look at Arabic text, i.e. videos on Youtube or song titles, I prefer Persian. Espeak’s Arabic sounds awful and incomprehensible. Some of ESpeak’s languages aren’t too bad, but IMHO it’s Arabic is atrocious, and Hawaiian was a big distorted disappointment.

Shawn Klein

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does NVDA speak Arabic?

 

E-Speak supports Arabic, but I’m not sure to what extent.  Wikipedia says, “Currently, only fully diacritized Arabic is supported.” 

Since I don’t know how Arabic is written, I don’t know what sort of limitation that imposes. 

 

A lot of people don’t like E-Speak but it is something you may want to try.

 

Gene