Yes I think Ken is right and Espeak is a poor free sinthesizer that doesn't work too well, but others might work better.
Octavian----- Original Message ----- From: "Lloyd Rasmussen" <lras@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:55 AM Subject: RE: Is there a program that will help you create Sapi5 voices?
The Eloquence that comes with JAWS and the ViaVoice that comes with Kurzweildo not use SAPI 4 or 5. The Eloquence that comes with Window-Eyes is SAPI4, and I have heard that there never was an Eloquence for SAPI 5. I had notrouble getting Window-Eyes to select and use Espeak from its list of SAPIsynthesizers. So you may have been running into a limitation of JAWS or of the way SAPI synthesizers are enumerated. And the Control Panel Speech.cpl applet can set a default SAPI 5 synthesizer, which I think affects Narratoras well as other programs. Lloyd Rasmussen, Kensington, Maryland Home: http://lras.home.sprynet.com Work: http://www.loc.gov/nls-----Original Message----- From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind- bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 1:39 AM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Is there a program that will help you create Sapi5 voices? Does anyone know what interface is used by Eloquence? It is not SAPI 4 nor 5, and it works better than a SAPI voice.The problem with the SAPI voices is that at a certain moment only a singleSAPI5 voice can be active, and in order to change the voice we need to go into Control Panel/Speech, and changing the active voice there doesn't always work. For example, I've tried to use ESpeak sinthesizer, and I couldn't make it active but only by deleting all others voices from the Registry.And this was a problem also because Narrator doesn't work without those MSmade voices. Does anyone know some books or tutorials for working with these things under Windows? But of course, not MSDN, because it refers only to ways of creating sinthesizers which are not used by any good company that creates sinthesizers. Information about creating sinthesizers that work under Symbian are also welcome.__________ View the list's information and change your settings at //www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind
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