You know. I somewhat agree with you about the price but here is how I look at it. My wife spent 1200 on a monitor of course now you don't have to spend that much but when she bought the 19 inch flat screen that is what it cost. So I really don't mind buying 2 voices for $78 when it in reality is my monitor Ken From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of The Elf Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 4:04 PM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Synthesized Voices: Comments yes I agree, although if they weren't so bloody expensive I would be willing to give a couple of the IVONA voices a try the first listed English female voice, the first listed female British voice and the third female English voices are rather nice sounding, and that is one thing I have been looking for is a decent sounding female voice for my computer. laters, elf Moderator, Blind Access Help Owner: Alacorn Computer Enterprises Specialists in customized computers and peripherals - own the might and majesty of a Alacorn! www.alacorncomputer.com proprietor, The Grab Bag, for blind computer users and programmers http://grabbag.alacorncomputer.com ----- Original Message ----- From: Homme, James <mailto:james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 4:33 AM Subject: Synthesized Voices: Comments Hi, Hi, This is something that is probably very hard to get right. Two of the things that make me stick with Eloquence are that it emphasizes words usually at the correct places, and it pauses in the right spots for punctuation. Even though I like the human voices because they sound like people, I find it difficult to listen to them for more than a few minutes because I have to keep translating emphasis in my head. Jim _____ This e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential and are intended solely for use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this e-mail without the author's prior permission. The views expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily represent the views of Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries, or affiliates.