moderated Re: Esoteric punctuation question.


if I may ask, what tweaks would that be? I find that using the Espeak NG
with NVDA, sometimes there is a pause after a period and sometimes there
isn't any pause. it's like two sentences spoken as one long one. it
doesn't make any difference which variant is tried. so it seems that
it's an NVDA issue? if not, what can I do about it?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Van Lant, Robin via Groups.Io
To: <>
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:47 AM
Subject: Esoteric punctuation question.

I don't think Vocalizer is any better. Much of the time the pause is an
acceptable level, but there are enough times when it's almost as if
there is no pause at all. I'll go back to see if I forgot to type a
period and find one there, but Vocalizer doesn't pause as I would hope.
I'll play with the recommended tweaks someone posted.

From: <> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: Esoteric punctuation question.

I think that a pause after a period is largely synthesiser dependent. So
some synths will insert longer ones, others won't. By default, the 1core
voices from Microsoft have what is, to me, an insanely lengthy pause
between both period and the next sentence and after a comma. You can
adjust this in a very well hidden and protected .ini file. I don't think
Eloquence has anything similar. Maybe reduce the general speech rate
(although I know this isn't exactly what you want), or try Vocalizer, or
one of the Microsoft voices.

<<>> On Behalf Of<>
Sent: August 17, 2019 7:05 AM
Subject: Esoteric punctuation question.

Hi, folks.

I decided to get serious about learning JFW. Lots of interesting
discoveries, and, a few puzzles.

Here is one. I noticed that with or without punctuation spoken, JAWS
kind of rushes past what I consider to be normal length punctuation
pause intervals. With Window-Eyes, I was able to put a period character
after char.chr dictionary entries, thereby increasing the pause
interval. This does not work with the JAWS Eloquence voice, however. To
my question.

Is there a setting in JAWS to adjust punctuation pause intervals?

Thank you in advance for your help,
Lou N.

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