moderated Re: Jaws 2018 Eloquence synthesizer stops working

JM Casey

Just guessing here as this hasn't happened to me (I hardly use speech at all
anymore), but
Open the volume mixer. Foolproof way is opening run box and typing "sndvol"
See if you can finx something that says fs synth32 comm object or something
like that
Make sure it is unmuted.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of ratshtron
Sent: January 14, 2020 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws 2018 Eloquence synthesizer stops working

hmmm, I had the same trouble and removing and reinstalling jaws did not fix
the problem. try as i might jaws never worked with eloquence.
had to switch to the sapi 5 speech.

Legend has it that on Tuesday 1/14/20 12:46 PM, David Griffith said:

In your situation I would run the jaws 18 install again and select
repair in the first instance and if that does not work go the
uninstall and install route assuming your student still has
activation details to hand.

David Griffith
-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Russell
Sent: 14 January 2020 18:37
Subject: Jaws 2018 Eloquence synthesizer stops working

Hi all,

I'm working with a student who has a fairly new HP laptop running
Windows 10, not sure exactly what edition of Windows. He is running
Jaws 2018, and yesterday Jaws quit speaking. I wasn't there when
this happened, but talked to him on the phone afterward. We could
not get Jaws to speak, so I had him turn Narrator on, and we quickly
discovered that the issue seemed to be the Eloquence speech
synthesizer. We went into the Voice settings and changed the
synthesizer from Eloquence to SAPI 5, 64 bit, and Jaws immediately
began speaking. I had the student try to go back and change the
synthesizer back to Eloquence, but it doesn't seem to be available
in the list of synthesizers.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Any ideas how to get
the Eloquence synthesizer back working?

Thanks all,



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