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
But if it is spelled like this, Eloquence gets it pretty
Ralph's Observation: It is
a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a
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Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 6:22
Subject: Re: Jaws Dictionary
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
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 care.
March 25, 2021 4:29 PM
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
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 on.
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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