[bksvol-discuss] Re: page breaks in text files

  • From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 09:55:32 -0500

IBM Viavoice when possible.  It stopped working in xp for a while, so I had
to try neo-speech. the crashes still happened during that time.  I did a
repair and viavoice came back.  The tech support person from Kurzweil said
if that worked after using eloquence with jaws to have the login speak, I
was just lucky, because they conflict.  I'm glad I was lucky because
neo-speech  doesn't allow me to hear the content of my book clearly enough
to be sure I have fixed some mistakes, and it doesn't know how to pronounce
anything.  It's also somewhat sluggish.  Microsoft speech is only slightly
better than the first synthesizer ever created, and a lot less interesting.

In windows 98 which is on the same computer, I used to have crashes, but now
with version 8 I really rarely have them, and it was already better in
version 7.  I saw plenty of tts.ocx telling me it was time to crash before
that. though.  It has lost the ability to use my keynote software
synthesizer, and a repair or reinstall does nothing for that.  I'm upset
about it, but I can use viavoice successfully.

Sarah Van Oosterwijck
curious entity at earthlink dot net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Guido Corona" <guidoc@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 8:15 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: page breaks in text files

> What synthesizer are you using in Kurzweil?
>  Guido D. Corona
> IBM Accessibility Center,  Austin Tx.
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> "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> [bksvol-discuss] Re: page breaks in text files
> Kurzweil 7 and 8 like to crash after completely random intervals on my
> computer under xp.  Crashes are far less rare for me in 98, and that is
> dispite the fact that I use 98 about 98 percent more. lol
> Of course when it crashes in 98 I most likely will have to restart my
> computer, and in xp that isn't necessary to continue.  I am always just
> reading something I have scanned when this happens.
> I believe it is synthesizer related, but I can't prove it. Xp just doesn't
> allow the use of enough synthesizers that are both tollerable and
> unrelated
> enough to be run at the same time with Kurzweil and jaws.
> Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> curious entity at earthlink dot net

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