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moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

JM Casey
 

Oh yeah, this was a much older version, and it ran on my Windows 98 machine. It was the exact same synth as could be found in the old reading machiens that Kurzweil made, which I’m sure was Dectalk. Too bad they gave it up as that was a rather nice synth, especially for something that came about in the 1980s and basically never changed, audio-wise.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: February 2, 2021 01:54 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

No Kurzweil nowadays comes with ETI Eloquence and Voice Ware Kate Paul and latterly James in later versions (AKA Neospeech).

I started out with version 11 I think but am on version 14 now. It is possible Dec Talk was available in earlier incarnations.

I have never had access to Dec Talk with Kurzweil but would have been interested in giving it a try if it was available.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 02 February 2021 18:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

I thought K1000 shipped with software DecTalk? At least, that’s what it sounds like. I had it in the early 2000s and it was sure not Eloquence then.

 

I like Eloquence for every day use. The reason you can’t hear those high frequencies is – well, they’re not there. It’s an 11khz synth. It’s been around forever and comes from a time when that was pretty n ormal, and there hasn’t really been any need to change it. I have the IBM TTS for nVDA that sounds a lot like Eloquence, but withs ome small pronunciation differences and a little bit more frequency response.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: February 2, 2021 01:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

Robin:

 

I don't like eloquence either.  The version that used to ship with k1000 was better, but the one with jaws sounds like audio above a certain frequency is completely missing.  I use Tom Premium High on Jaws and my phone both, it seems about the best, and since I can have it on both, things are usually mis-pronounced everywhere, which bothers me less.

 

I used to have a Dec express, I wish I could get that voice back, maybe without the problem of not being able to shut it up quickly, that might be the best of all worlds.

 

 

On 2/2/2021 10:07, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Chris,

It’s been a while, but, even on my iPhone, I think there is more inflection in the full or enhanced versions.  I was a Window Eyes user with Dec Talk for many years, so I don’t mind the robotic sounds of Eloquence, but there is something to the about the voices that I find hard or fuzzy to my hearing, not the diction, but the audio quality.  I like the sound clarity in Vocalizer Nathan the most, despite some of its pronunciation quirks. I like that the Compact voices are less emotive and more steady.  I’m also not one who listens to speech super-fast, so that isn’t a concern to me. I’m faster than the default for sure, but not the rocket speed I hear others use. I’m not diagnosed as hearing impaired, but have some sort of issues with my hearing of certain frequencies or tones.  I also like Microsoft Mobile Mike for clarity.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

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Hello.

 

Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words, they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?  These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't have trouble with the full one.

 

 

On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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moderated Re: MP3gain installation

 

On Tue, Feb 2, 2021 at 01:46 PM, David Griffith wrote:
It is certainly not beta but best of luck anyway
-
Version 1.3.4 is beta, and has been for several years.   I'm not saying it doesn't work, but it is beta by the developer's own download page.  His direct statement, "Normal MP3Gain install for version 1.3.4 Do not use this version unless you really need the experimental Unicode support. There seem to be some cases where this version accidentally shortens the filename. I'm still figuring it out."

I am presuming you don't mean 1.03.0004, which would be absolutely ancient by now.  That's so early I don't even remember the one dot zero plus releases.  I took that as a typo.  Current production is Version 1.2.5.  If you happen to be using a one dot zero three release, you really should update to version 1.2.5.  If you have version 1.3.4 and it's not giving you any issues, then just leave well enough alone.
 
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moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

David Griffith
 

No Kurzweil nowadays comes with ETI Eloquence and Voice Ware Kate Paul and latterly James in later versions (AKA Neospeech).

I started out with version 11 I think but am on version 14 now. It is possible Dec Talk was available in earlier incarnations.

I have never had access to Dec Talk with Kurzweil but would have been interested in giving it a try if it was available.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: 02 February 2021 18:45
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

I thought K1000 shipped with software DecTalk? At least, that’s what it sounds like. I had it in the early 2000s and it was sure not Eloquence then.

 

I like Eloquence for every day use. The reason you can’t hear those high frequencies is – well, they’re not there. It’s an 11khz synth. It’s been around forever and comes from a time when that was pretty n ormal, and there hasn’t really been any need to change it. I have the IBM TTS for nVDA that sounds a lot like Eloquence, but withs ome small pronunciation differences and a little bit more frequency response.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: February 2, 2021 01:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

Robin:

 

I don't like eloquence either.  The version that used to ship with k1000 was better, but the one with jaws sounds like audio above a certain frequency is completely missing.  I use Tom Premium High on Jaws and my phone both, it seems about the best, and since I can have it on both, things are usually mis-pronounced everywhere, which bothers me less.

 

I used to have a Dec express, I wish I could get that voice back, maybe without the problem of not being able to shut it up quickly, that might be the best of all worlds.

 

 

On 2/2/2021 10:07, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Chris,

It’s been a while, but, even on my iPhone, I think there is more inflection in the full or enhanced versions.  I was a Window Eyes user with Dec Talk for many years, so I don’t mind the robotic sounds of Eloquence, but there is something to the about the voices that I find hard or fuzzy to my hearing, not the diction, but the audio quality.  I like the sound clarity in Vocalizer Nathan the most, despite some of its pronunciation quirks. I like that the Compact voices are less emotive and more steady.  I’m also not one who listens to speech super-fast, so that isn’t a concern to me. I’m faster than the default for sure, but not the rocket speed I hear others use. I’m not diagnosed as hearing impaired, but have some sort of issues with my hearing of certain frequencies or tones.  I also like Microsoft Mobile Mike for clarity.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

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Hello.

 

Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words, they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?  These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't have trouble with the full one.

 

 

On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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moderated Re: MP3gain installation

David Griffith
 

It is certainly not beta but best of luck anyway.

David G.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Audiobookfan
Sent: 01 February 2021 21:55
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: MP3gain installation

 

I was trying to install version 1.2.5. I think the version you mention

below is a beta and I'd prefer not to use beta software. I only need the

basic functionality of mp3gain.

 

Also, no one has addressed my question about whether I need the updated

files in the full installation of mp3gain or if the version included in

Windows 10 will work. This is an important question to me because I

don't want to have to deal with trying to undo something I've done.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

 

On 2/1/2021 8:11 AM, David Griffith wrote:

> MP3Gain GUI Version 1.03.0004 is working fine here.

>

> What version are you trying to install?

>

> David G.

>

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for

> Windows 10

>

> *From: *Audiobookfan <mailto:listening4it@...>

> *Sent: *01 February 2021 08:52

> *To: *jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>

> *Subject: *MP3gain installation

>

> I'm wanting to install mp3gain on my Windows 10 computer and I'm

>

> wondering if there are any issues/risks or gotchas that I should know

>

> about. I launched the installer and got a dialog that indicated that

>

> some necessary files might be missing or out of date. It did give me the

>

> option to install anyway. I'm thinking that I read something in the past

>

> about updating these files might mess up Jaws functionality, but I'm not

>

> sure about that. Can anyone confirm or deny this issue? Should I grab

>

> the full version of mp3gain or just go ahead and install the standard

>

> version? Will the standard version work with the files that come with

>

> Windows 10?

>

> Do I need to be cautious of the download from SourceForge? I also am

>

> concerned that some installers might be bundled with bloatware. Is this

>

> a concern I need to worry about? If so, can anyone point me to a clean

>

> version of mp3gain?

>

> Is there anything else I should be aware of before installing mp3gain?

>

> Thanks,

>

> Jeff

>

>

 

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

JM Casey
 

I thought K1000 shipped with software DecTalk? At least, that’s what it sounds like. I had it in the early 2000s and it was sure not Eloquence then.

 

I like Eloquence for every day use. The reason you can’t hear those high frequencies is – well, they’re not there. It’s an 11khz synth. It’s been around forever and comes from a time when that was pretty n ormal, and there hasn’t really been any need to change it. I have the IBM TTS for nVDA that sounds a lot like Eloquence, but withs ome small pronunciation differences and a little bit more frequency response.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: February 2, 2021 01:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

Robin:

 

I don't like eloquence either.  The version that used to ship with k1000 was better, but the one with jaws sounds like audio above a certain frequency is completely missing.  I use Tom Premium High on Jaws and my phone both, it seems about the best, and since I can have it on both, things are usually mis-pronounced everywhere, which bothers me less.

 

I used to have a Dec express, I wish I could get that voice back, maybe without the problem of not being able to shut it up quickly, that might be the best of all worlds.

 

 

On 2/2/2021 10:07, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Chris,

It’s been a while, but, even on my iPhone, I think there is more inflection in the full or enhanced versions.  I was a Window Eyes user with Dec Talk for many years, so I don’t mind the robotic sounds of Eloquence, but there is something to the about the voices that I find hard or fuzzy to my hearing, not the diction, but the audio quality.  I like the sound clarity in Vocalizer Nathan the most, despite some of its pronunciation quirks. I like that the Compact voices are less emotive and more steady.  I’m also not one who listens to speech super-fast, so that isn’t a concern to me. I’m faster than the default for sure, but not the rocket speed I hear others use. I’m not diagnosed as hearing impaired, but have some sort of issues with my hearing of certain frequencies or tones.  I also like Microsoft Mobile Mike for clarity.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

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Hello.

 

Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words, they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?  These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't have trouble with the full one.

 

 

On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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moderated Re: Outlook Files Default Folder

Richard Turner
 

I’d call Microsoft Accessibility for this one, though someone probably knows how to do that without messing things up.

 

 

 

Richard

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:48 AM
To: JList <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Outlook Files Default Folder

 

Hi All,

 

Running Windows 10 latest 20H2 and J2021 latest.  How can I change the default Outlook Files folder from the Documents location and move the default folder location somewhere else? 

Also, how can i turn off the size of each message being spoken?

 

 All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

Chris Hill
 

Robin:


I don't like eloquence either.  The version that used to ship with k1000 was better, but the one with jaws sounds like audio above a certain frequency is completely missing.  I use Tom Premium High on Jaws and my phone both, it seems about the best, and since I can have it on both, things are usually mis-pronounced everywhere, which bothers me less.


I used to have a Dec express, I wish I could get that voice back, maybe without the problem of not being able to shut it up quickly, that might be the best of all worlds.



On 2/2/2021 10:07, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Chris,

It’s been a while, but, even on my iPhone, I think there is more inflection in the full or enhanced versions.  I was a Window Eyes user with Dec Talk for many years, so I don’t mind the robotic sounds of Eloquence, but there is something to the about the voices that I find hard or fuzzy to my hearing, not the diction, but the audio quality.  I like the sound clarity in Vocalizer Nathan the most, despite some of its pronunciation quirks. I like that the Compact voices are less emotive and more steady.  I’m also not one who listens to speech super-fast, so that isn’t a concern to me. I’m faster than the default for sure, but not the rocket speed I hear others use. I’m not diagnosed as hearing impaired, but have some sort of issues with my hearing of certain frequencies or tones.  I also like Microsoft Mobile Mike for clarity.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

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Hello.

 

Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words, they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?  These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't have trouble with the full one.

 

 

On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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moderated Outlook Files Default Folder

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
Running Windows 10 latest 20H2 and J2021 latest.  How can I change the default Outlook Files folder from the Documents location and move the default folder location somewhere else? 
Also, how can i turn off the size of each message being spoken?
 
 All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

Van Lant, Robin
 

Chris,

It’s been a while, but, even on my iPhone, I think there is more inflection in the full or enhanced versions.  I was a Window Eyes user with Dec Talk for many years, so I don’t mind the robotic sounds of Eloquence, but there is something to the about the voices that I find hard or fuzzy to my hearing, not the diction, but the audio quality.  I like the sound clarity in Vocalizer Nathan the most, despite some of its pronunciation quirks. I like that the Compact voices are less emotive and more steady.  I’m also not one who listens to speech super-fast, so that isn’t a concern to me. I’m faster than the default for sure, but not the rocket speed I hear others use. I’m not diagnosed as hearing impaired, but have some sort of issues with my hearing of certain frequencies or tones.  I also like Microsoft Mobile Mike for clarity.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chris Hill
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 5:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

 

WARNING: This email originated externally. Exercise caution. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.

 

Hello.

 

Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words, they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?  These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't have trouble with the full one.

 

 

On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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moderated Creating Pandoc tables with JFW?

Arkadiusz Świętnicki <nuno69a@...>
 

Hi, how can I create Pandoc tables in Markdown with JAWS? I need to align spaces somehow, but how to do?

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moderated Re: Optimal email setup for Windows 10 with JAWS

Richard Turner
 

I’ve always had the reading pane set to off.

It used to be that malware/viruses could be launched if the reading/preview pane was on.  I don’t know if that is still true, but the reading email experience is much improved having that off.

 

I would stick with Outlook and not bother with Windows built-in mail client.

 

 

 

Richard

 

Ralph's Observation:  It is a mistake to allow any mechanical object<>to realize that you are in a hurry.

 

 

My web site, www.turner42.com

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Edward Green
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:27 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Optimal email setup for Windows 10 with JAWS

 

Hi Jim,

As far as Outlook is concerned: Open Outlook, press JAWS key+f1 twice quickly to bring up the Outlook help topic and select "Outlook helpful hints."

This will run through what you need to set/change.

Cheers,

Ed

On 2 February 2021 13:50:42 "James Benstead" <james.benstead@...> wrote:

I always try to use JAWS with the full version of Outlook, and to configure it in a certain way (e.g. no preview pane). Is there an accepted optimal way to configure Outlook to work with JAWS? Or does anyone have any specific tips that make Outlook work well with JAWS?

 

Also, would anyone advise using the built-in Windows Mail client with JAWS? I have problems using tab and F6 to navigate through everything, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something.

 

Jim

 

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moderated Re: Optimal email setup for Windows 10 with JAWS

Edward Green
 

Hi Jim,

As far as Outlook is concerned: Open Outlook, press JAWS key+f1 twice quickly to bring up the Outlook help topic and select "Outlook helpful hints."

This will run through what you need to set/change.

Cheers,

Ed

On 2 February 2021 13:50:42 "James Benstead" <james.benstead@...> wrote:

I always try to use JAWS with the full version of Outlook, and to configure it in a certain way (e.g. no preview pane). Is there an accepted optimal way to configure Outlook to work with JAWS? Or does anyone have any specific tips that make Outlook work well with JAWS?

Also, would anyone advise using the built-in Windows Mail client with JAWS? I have problems using tab and F6 to navigate through everything, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something.

Jim

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moderated Optimal email setup for Windows 10 with JAWS

James Benstead
 

I always try to use JAWS with the full version of Outlook, and to configure it in a certain way (e.g. no preview pane). Is there an accepted optimal way to configure Outlook to work with JAWS? Or does anyone have any specific tips that make Outlook work well with JAWS?

Also, would anyone advise using the built-in Windows Mail client with JAWS? I have problems using tab and F6 to navigate through everything, but I'm wondering if I'm missing something.

Jim

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moderated Re: Jaws scripts for QuickBooks

Andrew James Bontrager
 

I strongly advise you to just pay for those scripts from My Blind Spot. Without them there is no way to run that program accessibly. Trust me, you will be bumbling about in the dark with nowhere to turn. You cant beat their customer support either.
 


moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

Soronel Haetir
 

In this case even the full versions have problems, at least Samantha does.

On 2/1/21, Chris Hill <hillco@earthlink.net> wrote:
Hello.


Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words,
they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess
wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?
These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't
have trouble with the full one.



On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the
first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the
question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming
new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the
colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by
word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same
thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes
Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft
Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I
noted, this is not the first case. Do other people notice similar
issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would
be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all?

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in
my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite
surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common
words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first
thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

*Robin Van Lant*




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necessarily of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

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representative employed by or associated with KeyBanc Capital Markets
Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC and may also represent KeyBank National
Association (“KeyBank N.A.”). Securities products and services are
offered by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. Banking products and services
are offered by KeyBank N.A.

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moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

Chris Hill
 

Hello.


Yes, synthesizers try to guess context, if they just pronounced words, they wouldn't work near as well.  It becomes obvious when they guess wrong.  May I ask why you are using the compact version of the voice?  These are always inferior to the real versions, and most hardware won't have trouble with the full one.



On 2/1/2021 17:22, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io wrote:

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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moderated Re: Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

Soronel Haetir
 

Yes, I have noticed this. Sometimes the synthesizer is even correct
(English does have words that are pronounced differently depending on
context, though this does not strike me as such a case.

Eloquence was made to be usable at very high speeds while sacrificing
'naturalness', Vocalizer is intended to sound natural but cannot
achieve nearly the speed that Eloquence can and in the end it
generally does a 'good enough' job.

And yes, Samantha also mispronounces it in this instance, saying
something like 'croass'. There are a few '--ross' words that have an
'oh' but doing a quick search through a words list they are greatly
outnumbered by those using an 'aw'.

On 2/1/21, Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
<Robin_Van_Lant=Key.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,
I'm using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021. This is not the first
case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question. I was
reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires. I thought
there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced
if I read the cell. If I read word by word, it says the word fine. I
pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner
except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it. I've switched to
Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this
issue. As I noted, this is not the first case. Do other people notice
similar issues with Vocalizer? Is there a technical reason why a word would
be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all?

Here is the college. The last word is the issue. I have fixed it in my
dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.
College of the Holy Cross

I really love the sound of Nathan's compact voice, but am quite surprised
by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words. Even the
opposite of "Female" is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new
dictionary file.

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.
Robin Van Lant




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information. It is intended solely for the use of the addressee. No
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transmission errors. If you are not the intended recipient, you are strictly
prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing or using any of this
information. If you have received this communication in error, please
contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in its entirety,
whether electronic or hard copy.

This communication is for informational purposes only, is not an offer,
solicitation, recommendation or commitment for any transaction or to buy or
sell any security or other financial product, and is not intended as
investment advice or as a confirmation of any transaction. Any market price,
indicative value, estimate, view, opinion, data or other information herein
is not warranted as to completeness or accuracy, is subject to change
without notice, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. accepts no liability for
its use or to update or keep it current. Any views or opinions are those of
the individual sender, not necessarily of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

The sender of this communication is a licensed securities representative
employed by or associated with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. Member
FINRA/SIPC and may also represent KeyBank National Association ("KeyBank
N.A."). Securities products and services are offered by KeyBanc Capital
Markets Inc. Banking products and services are offered by KeyBank N.A.

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moderated Vocalizer and difference in pronunciation

Van Lant, Robin
 

Hi,

I’m using Vocalizer Nathan Compact with JAWS 2021.  This is not the first case, but is striking today, so it prompted me to pose the question.  I was reading through an Excel file for work of incoming new hires.  I thought there was a typo, because the name of one of the colleges was mispronounced if I read the cell.  If I read word by word, it says the word fine.  I pasted the name into Word and the same thing occurs. Reading in any manner except word by word, causes Vocalizer to mispronounce it.  I’ve switched to Eloquence, Microsoft Mobile, and VoiceWare, all of which do not have this issue.  As I noted, this is not the first case.  Do other people notice similar issues with Vocalizer?  Is there a technical reason why a word would be pronounced differently in word by word versus line by line or say all? 

 

Here is the college.  The last word is the issue.  I have fixed it in my dictionary manager for now by adding a third s to the word.

College of the Holy Cross

 

I really love the sound  of Nathan’s compact voice, but am quite surprised by some of the strange pronunciations it has for common words.  Even the opposite of “Female” is totally off and is the first thing I adjust in a new dictionary file.

 

Using Windows 10, JAWS 2021, Office 365.

Robin Van Lant

 




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This communication is for informational purposes only, is not an offer, solicitation, recommendation or commitment for any transaction or to buy or sell any security or other financial product, and is not intended as investment advice or as a confirmation of any transaction. Any market price, indicative value, estimate, view, opinion, data or other information herein is not warranted as to completeness or accuracy, is subject to change without notice, and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. accepts no liability for its use or to update or keep it current. Any views or opinions are those of the individual sender, not necessarily of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.

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moderated Re: MP3gain installation

 

On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 04:55 PM, Audiobookfan wrote:
I was trying to install version 1.2.5. I think the version you mention below is a beta and I'd prefer not to use beta software.
-
You are correct.

I'd simply download a fresh copy of the installer from the official download page:  http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php 
 
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moderated Re: MP3gain installation

Audiobookfan
 

I was trying to install version 1.2.5. I think the version you mention below is a beta and I'd prefer not to use beta software. I only need the basic functionality of mp3gain.

Also, no one has addressed my question about whether I need the updated files in the full installation of mp3gain or if the version included in Windows 10 will work. This is an important question to me because I don't want to have to deal with trying to undo something I've done.

Thanks,
Jeff

On 2/1/2021 8:11 AM, David Griffith wrote:
MP3Gain GUI Version 1.03.0004 is working fine here.
What version are you trying to install?
David G.
Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
*From: *Audiobookfan <mailto:listening4it@gmail.com>
*Sent: *01 February 2021 08:52
*To: *jfw@groups.io <mailto:jfw@groups.io>
*Subject: *MP3gain installation
I'm wanting to install mp3gain on my Windows 10 computer and I'm
wondering if there are any issues/risks or gotchas that I should know
about. I launched the installer and got a dialog that indicated that
some necessary files might be missing or out of date. It did give me the
option to install anyway. I'm thinking that I read something in the past
about updating these files might mess up Jaws functionality, but I'm not
sure about that. Can anyone confirm or deny this issue? Should I grab
the full version of mp3gain or just go ahead and install the standard
version? Will the standard version work with the files that come with
Windows 10?
Do I need to be cautious of the download from SourceForge? I also am
concerned that some installers might be bundled with bloatware. Is this
a concern I need to worry about? If so, can anyone point me to a clean
version of mp3gain?
Is there anything else I should be aware of before installing mp3gain?
Thanks,
Jeff

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