If so, the name was misspelled from the
Eloquence mispronounces it terribly, while
Vocalizer Expressive does a fine job.
Eloquence says something like sha stack
a kov vich
But if it is spelled like this, Eloquence
gets it pretty close:
Observation: It is a mistake to allow any mechanical
object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.
I just put the name,
Shostakovic, into my JDF exactly the way you did along
with the replacement, and I then placed a question mark,
colon, exclamation mark, a period, a comma and a semicolon
after the name and they all read the same. See below;
Are you putting a space at
the beginning or at the end of the name in either the
actual or replacement field? if so, do not!
Also, these are my other
settings, Applies to language, All Languages, Speak
replacement word using language, Default, and the case
sensitive is not checked.
When you exit are you
saving your changes? When I close I use the, Control + S,
keystroke then I press, Alt + F4.
Stay safe and take
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:29 PM
Subject: Jaws Dictionary annoyance
There is a constant
dictionary annoyance which I find with Jaws.
So for example
Eloquence on Jaws will mis-pronounce a name like
Shostakovic. I amended this in my Jaws dictionary tonight
to Shosta co vic to make it approximate to something like
the correct pronunciation
However in practice this
is not enough, because if Shostakovic is followed by a full
stop. A comma, a colon then the amended pronunciation
will not work for me. This means that for every word I want
to put in the Jaws dictionary has to be entered at least 4
The first time without
any punctuation, the next 3 times with a full stop, a comma,
and a colon.
Depending on what I am
trying to read I sometimes have to add the word 6 times to
the dictionary because you have to also include version of
the word with a question mark and exclamation mark and so
I assume that there is
nothing I can do to avoid this annoyance at this time but
surely it is not too great a coding challenge for VFO to
make the Jaws pronunciation dictionary just a little more
intelligent and smart and less dumb?
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