[bksvol-discuss] speech problems

  • From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 16:29:32 -0600

How depressing.  I guess that means it is ViaVoice that has the problem not
Kurzweil or Open Book since they both have the problem.
The lack of a tolerable synthesizer is all that keeps me from switching to
always using Windows Xp.  I don't like other speech, but could live with it
if only I didn't want to edit.  I just can't edit with most speech, because
it is not precise enough to know if things are messed up or not without
stopping and checking all the time.  Many don't respect punctuation as they
should, others muffle or make words somewhat indistinct so one letter being
incorrect could go unnoticed.  Even more are unresponsive and are therefore
unacceptable when you need to stop and start them very quickly over and over
again.  Or is it that I just have to upgrade my brain, and all of those
problems are just in my head?

Sarah Van Oosterwijck

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <talmage@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 3:39 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: thanks and scanning

> Hi Sarah,
> Yes, I've always had problems with the implementation of ViaVoice that
> Openbook uses.  It would always crash my system, so I went to the MS Sapi
> sound engine, even though I don't like its sound quality as much.  Better
> to have bad speech, than no speech and a reboot.
> Dave
> At 03:57 PM 12/30/2004, you wrote:
> >Patti, Thanks for your thanks and the cook book recommendations.
> >
> >I know very little about Open Book, but know what Fine Engine tends to
> >so results should be similar.
> >
> >I think maybe I should install an Open Book demmo in Xp to see how it
> >Since I can't get speech I like with Kurzweil in Xp I might as well only
> >Xp for experimentation.  Might as well try to mess it up with installing
> >WindowEyes demmo, too.
> >
> >Anyone else having trouble with ViaVoice dispite it being reinstalled and
> >being the only item shown in SAPIReg.exe?  Anyone have a suggestion? Tech
> >support didn't.  If so write me off list at netentity at earthlink dot
> >
> >Sarah Van Oosterwijck
> >http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/
> >
> >--- Original Message -----
> >From: "Patti Johnson" <razz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 1:24 PM
> >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Feeling like scanning, but don't know what
> >scan?
> >
> >
> > >     Hi Sara, that was a very nice and encouraging message, you all
> >been
> > > very kind.  I have Open  book 7, and a Visioneer One Touch 8100
> > > Windows Xp.  I thought tat Omni Page was the better OCR but now I find
> >Fine
> > > Reader reads better, I guess it depends on what you are scanning.  Is
> > > enough information for you or do you need to know more about my
> > > Again, thanks to every one for your encoraging words.
> > > Patti
> > >
> > > Dear Lord, help me to become the kind of person that my dog thinks I

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