I can definitely see how people who are
used to using Eloquence or something like DoubleTalk at fairly
high rates will not like Tom, Samantha or other human sounding
voices. I am the same way, I have been using Eloquence for
over 20 years and the human sounding voices just don't sound
good when you run them very fast. Then it's like one of these
ads where some guy at the end reads a bunch of restrictions
very fast and in a monotone sort of voice and it just sounds
weird. I think Eloquence to me is simply the gold standard
when it comes to synthetic voices, you can run it fast and I
find it much clearer and easier to listen to then something
like DoubleTalk or eSpeak. I should mention that I started
using computers during a time when it was all hardware
synthesizers, I never had DecTalk or DoubleTalk but started
out in 1989 with Jaws and the "Accent" synthesizer.
Below is a demo I found of Accent, I
hadn't heard that thing in decades, but it instantly sounded
Accent synthesizer speech demo
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf
Of Chris Hill
Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:50 AM
Subject: Re: more Jaws problems from my list...
Yes. You can get used to a different
synthesizer, if it fixes your problem . The vocalizer Tom
voice is quite responsive on my 5-year-old core i5 system.
On 5/2/2019 08:23, Rick Mladek wrote:
> Move to the modern age? Ditch the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
On Behalf Of
> Chris Hill
> Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:04 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: more Jaws problems
from my list...
> Modern systems aren't going to be
strained by a speech synthesizer,
> most cpu's are idling a lot of the
time anyway. I suspect the issue
> is that some webpages are putting
out text strings that look similar
> to tripple talk commands. Might be
time to move to the more modern age.
> On 5/2/2019 07:44, Rick Mladek
>> I am shy of software
synthesizers as offered with Jaws. The triple
>> talk, being a peripheral, so to
speak, is less strain on the system
>> in regards to resources. This
is a triple talk issue and both sides
>> blame the
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email@example.com
On Behalf Of
>> John Covici
>> Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: Re: more Jaws problems
from my list...
>> Does this speaking these
strange characters happen with other
>> synthesizers or just the
tripple talk? I have had some websites
>> where the tripple talk does not
work, but other synths do work.
>> On Thu, 02 May 2019 06:42:41
>> Rick Mladek wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> To begin, I thank you all
for helping Zel and me with the
>>> sluggishness of
>> Jaws due to not disabling the
graphics accelerator option. This did
>> show a great amount of
improvement but I still notice some
>> sluggishness, but not as bad,
in MS Xcell.
>>> Now, let?s work on a couple
more issues I have with Jaws.
>>> First, I could be going
down through a website one line at a time
>> Jaws begins to read some sort
of java script. It just continues to
>> read so many characters of all
kinds. Including letters, numbers and
>> symbols as punctuation marks
etc. It is reading at a very high speed,
>> as well and it is difficult to
hear all characters read aloud.
>>> There is no way to stop
this and I either have to do a hard shut
>> since the pc now becomes frozen
while Jaws goes crazy or I turn off
>> my external synthesizer and
jaws and then go through a process of
>> turning all back on in a
>>> I use: Windows 10, Jaws
2019 latest update and a triple-talk USB
>> synthesizer. My pc has 8 GB of
ram and has plenty of amount when I
>> put a test on the system with
many programs open and functioning
>>> Is there a setting or a
hopeful fix to prevent this from happening?
>> is very difficult when I am
going over code received from colleagues
>> and my pc goes senile on me.
>>> Next, when I hit F7 to do a
spell check, Jaws practically goes to
>>> sleep. I
>> hit escape or tab over to the
original outlook message and copy paste
>> into a Microsoft Word document
to do the spell/grammar check.
>>> Any thoughts on this
>>> I hope to hear of all your
thoughts regarding these problems addressed.
>>> Thanks to all,
>> Your life is like a penny.
You're going to lose it. The question is:
>> How do
>> you spend it?
>> John Covici wb2una