Re: Windows Ten Confusion

Monica Jones

Yes, the only other voice that I have with seven is Anna, good when she doesn’t come out muffled. I also have the old Sapi four voices, but I’d rather get eloquence or some other good-quality voice. Sometimes I play with NVDA with one of these other voices enough to know it’s a great program. I just don’t use it for long yet. Yes, lol, I’ve herd of one or two folks who like that robotish thick accent of ESpeak. I’ve tried the British voice and it doesn’t sound good enough with that thing. I have to give ESpeak credit for being very responsive though.

From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
You can use whatever voice or voices are already a part of Windows.  In Windows 7, for example, if you tell NVDA to use SAPI 5, it will use Microsoft Anna, unless you have some other SAPI 5 voice in which case, I'm not sure which it will use by default. 
I have long believed that the NVDA installer should offer users the choice of voice during installation. 
I know it's hard for many, including me to believe, but some people actually like ESpeak. 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion
I agree about the ESpeak voice. Until I get another voice, I won't use it,
but as far as NVDA itself, I like the program, just not that horrible voice.
Before I can understand it, I hve to slow NVDA to a crawl--gets on my last
nerve and some I didn't know I had.

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From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion

Yes, I heard it once.  My brother-in-law downloaded NVDA, and showed it to
me, and I thought "This is worse than any synthesized voice I ever heard,
even the ones that came with old programs like Artic!  Pam.

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From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows Ten Confusion

Hi all,

I sure wouldn't "like" NVDA unless I could change the Espeak voice that
comes with it.  It's horrible, dreadful, and really takes away from the
initial impression of the screen reader.  If she doesn't know how to
get a different voice for it, then she would sure as heck dump it.  It
might be worth asking the lady why she doesn't like NVDA.  That
horrendous espeak voice would be my first guess.  Now, me, I went and
got a different voice and I like it.  It's David I think, I disremember
whose it is, but it's workable.  That Espeak excuse for a screen reader
voice would start me running the other way if I thought there was no
other choice.  Yuck!  Sorry, Joseph Lee, but you have to admit that
Espeak voice is the pits!

Ann P.

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