moderated Re: Esoteric punctuation question.
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I find that Vocalizer will not pause much after a period – if it is not followed by a capital letter. This is actually a good way for me to hear when I have mistyped. Now that I have a braille display though, such nuances don’t seem so necessary.
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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.
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.
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,