Re: JAWS speech synthesizers

  • From: Tom Tillo <tomtillo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 20:01:36 +0530

Thanks for your reply Alan ...

You right . Am writing the software to read out some words . My VI friend
uses JAWS already. So I was thinking if I could use the speech systhesiser
used by JAWS ( either Eloquence / SAPI5 ) to spell out the words ( invoking
it from the program ).

Its a program to test their spelling abilities . ( Initially I was thinking
of playing an audio file of a word and making them type the word .. But on
second thoughts, that would  be a bulky program to add the audio files along
, instead, if I could just make the program read these words from a text
file ( not shown to the VI user )  through the JAWS speech sysnthesizer ,
that would be easier .. Here is the flow ..

program reads the word --> program talks word --> user enters the word -->
program checks the spelling.
Any thoughts ?


On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Alan Clendinen <alanclendinen@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>  Tom,
> Technically speaking, JAWS is not a "speech synthesizer." It is a
> screen-reader program which can use either a software or hardware speech
> synthesizer to read the text. I'll assume you are trying to write a program
> that will make a software synthesizer such as Eloquence or a hardware
> synthesizer such as a Dectalk spell words from a text file? If this is the
> case, the method for accomplishing this will depend on the synthesizer you
> are trying to use. You need to be more specific about what hardware or
> software you are using.
> Alan
> Tom wrote:
> Am trying to see if  I can invoke the JAWS speech synthesizer from an
> external program to spell out different words . Any clues ?
> Tom

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