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ESPEAK WITH SCREEN READERS?

Ricky Lomey
 

Hi

I'm suing the SAPI 5 Espeak with Window-Eyes, which other screen readers
does it come with or is it compatible with, I heard it comes with NVDA,
which is free but not sure if I'd get hands-on training with NVDA as I had
with Window-Eyes and will get with Jaws.

Ricky Lomey


Re: Just starting with eSpeak NG

Valdis Vitolins
 

If you use Linux, install it with standard package manager. If you use Windows, download and install it from
https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/releases/tag/1.50
Most important changes of the project are described here: https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md


Re: ESPEAK FLEMMISH

Valdis Vitolins
 

eSpeak NG has support for Dutch.

If you want, you can add Flemish as a new language, or reuse andĀ 
redefine settings for Dutch.

Look description here:
https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/blob/master/docs/add_language.md

I can create initial configuration files, but actual rules are up to
you, because I can't even find necessary information about Flemish in
wikipedia orĀ omniglot.

Valdis

Hi

Does Espeak now offer Flemmigh too or Dutch Belgium?

Thanks.

Ricky Lomey




ESPEAK FLEMMISH

Ricky Lomey
 

Hi

Does Espeak now offer Flemmigh too or Dutch Belgium?

Thanks.

Ricky Lomey


Updates to Github #github

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1 New Commit:

[espeak-ng:master] By Michael Conrad <m.conrad.202@...>:
a150dbec51e8: Remove Eclipse IDE local user specific project settings file.

Removed: .settings/org.eclipse.jdt.core.prefs


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request closed by valdisvi:

#744 Remove Eclipse IDE local user specific project settings file.

IDE local user files should not be in the project. And it appears to specify Java 1.6 as the JDK to use when loading the project workspace up in Eclipse.


Pull Request Opened #github

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[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request opened by michael-conrad:

#744 Remove Eclipse IDE local user specific project settings file.

IDE local user files should not be in the project. And it appears to specify Java 1.6 as the JDK to use when loading the project workspace up in Eclipse.


Updates to Github #github

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4 New Commits:

[espeak-ng:master] By BenTalagan <BenTalagan@...>:
dc99879266ff: Added pronounciation of the name Tolkien and derivatives

Modified: dictsource/en_rules


[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
56ce6213465d: Merge pull request #740

Modified: dictsource/en_rules


[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
85dba442d682: Sort entries

Modified: dictsource/en_rules


[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
5d70ad0fd9b5: Update changelog

Modified: CHANGELOG.md


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request closed by valdisvi:

#740 Added pronunciation of the name 'Tolkien' and derivatives

Hi, this is a mini-PR to handle the name of the author of the LotR (and derivatives : tolkienian, tolkienic, tolkiendil, etc) in english.


Updates to Github #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Pull Request #738 Improves on some Chinese pronunciation
By valdisvi:

Thanks for contribution! Because this pull request contained back-and-forth commits and unnecessary merges with master branch in between, I added it to the project as single commit. Also, I removed unnecessary change to .gitignore file and added you as contributor in README.md.


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request closed by valdisvi:

#738 Improves on some Chinese pronunciation

I improved part of the the Chinese dictionaries and their priorities, fixing some common unclear/wrong pronunciations. These are not comprehensive, just some I discovered when using espeak-ng for my project.


Github push to espeak-ng:espeak-ng #github

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1 New Commit:

[espeak-ng:master] By Valdis Vitolins <valdis.vitolins@...>:
2d2830c92ea8: Merge pull request #738

Modified: CHANGELOG.md
Modified: Makefile.am
Modified: dictsource/zh_list
Modified: phsource/ph_zh
Modified: tests/language-phonemes.test


Updates to Github #github

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1 New Commit:

[espeak-ng:master] By guest271314 <guest271314@...>:
ab2d44eba2bd: Fix link to tts:style

Modified: docs/markup.md


[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request closed by valdisvi:

#743 Fix link to tts:style


ESPEAK IN MICROSOFT?

Ricky Lomey
 

Hi

Even though Narrator and Espeak are of course totally different products and
comparisons are odious, is there a way to add Espeak to Narrator or parts of
Espeak to Narrator as a voice in some way, say to add Afrikaans as a
language in Narrator or any other it doesn't use and then to add Espeak or
use Espeak somehow else in Microsoft or can it only be used with Window-Eyes
or Jaws or perhaps NVDA because I just find it so much easier to switch
languages using Espeak.

Thanks.

Ricky Lomey


Pull Request Opened #github

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[espeak-ng/espeak-ng] Pull request opened by guest271314:

#743 Fix link to tts:style


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By SeanTolstoyevski:

No no, this is not what I want to do.

I can delete the lines myself.

I need a parameter for Espeak to ignore the lines.

But still thank you.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

I don't know what is SSML.

See https://www.w3.org/TR/2010/REC-speech-synthesis11-20100907/. For example essentially an opposite requirement to what is described at this issue https://github.com/espeak-ng/espeak-ng/issues/739.

With which parameter can I remove the pause between lines?

To be sure, I need to remove the pause between lines, because NVDA does not pause between lines.

Have not thus far located any espeak-ng option to substitute multiple space characters and/or newline characters for single space character.

--

Potential workarounds:

Am not able to test at a *indows OS.

At *nix using gedit https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Gedit Find and Replace with a Regular expression can be used to replace \s+ with .

Screenshot_2020-05-03_20-43-39

A local HTML file can also be used to replace \s+ with a single space character.

<!doctype html>

<html>
  <head>
  </head>

  <body>
    <input type="file">
    <script>
      const input = document.querySelector('input[type=file]');
      input.onchange = e => {
        const {files:[file]} = e.target;
        const reader = new FileReader;
        reader.onload = _ => {
          const text = reader.result.replace(/\s+/g, ' ');
          window.open(`data:application/octet-stream,${encodeURIComponent(text)}`);
        }
        reader.readAsText(file);
      }
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

results in a file downloaded to local filesystem with \s+ replaced with single space character .

"test 123 Test one test two Table of content Part 1 : a night part 2 : african part 3 : the end world 


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By SeanTolstoyevski:

I did not add the wav file because I could not create the problem in NVDA in Espeak. I don't know what is SSML. With which parameter can I remove the pause between lines?

Also, when you test it with this file, you will see that it is okay. To be sure, I need to remove the pause between lines, because NVDA does not pause between lines.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

The .zip file only contains plain text not audio output as a wav file.

Does NVDA support SSML input?


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By SeanTolstoyevski:

espeak-test.zip this is txt file. Test file

Hi,

There is a difference. Espeak pauses between lines.

NVDA does not pause in this type of text. it reads it as a plain sentence.

I did not see any problem when I tested Espeak.

By the way, this happens when the rate of sound is too high. So this problem does not occur at normal rate.

If there is a parameter I can remove the pauses between lines, I would like to try again. I read --help but couldn't find it. The command line parameters I use are:

espeak-ng.exe -f espeak-test.txt -w output.wav -s 450 -g 0

If the problem is not in Espeak, we will continue to topic this issue in NVDA. As a note: I can say that there are more sound cracks in Turkish. I can not decide because I am unable to create the same environment at the moment.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

You can save the file as WAV

$ espeak-ng -f input.txt -w output.wav

where input.txt is the text printed in linked issue saved in a file then save the file in a .zip archive then upload here within a comment.


Updates to Github #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

You can either save the file as WAV

$ espeak-ng -w output.wav 'test'

or at Firefox, record the output using MediaRecorder, see https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt/issues/23084#issuecomment-616151476, then save the file in a .zip archive then upload here within a comment.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

You can either save the file as WAV

$ espeak-ng -w output.wav 'test'

then save the file in a .zip archive then upload here within a comment.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

You can either save the file as WAV

$ espeak-ng -f input.txt -w output.wav 'test'

where input.txt is the text printed in linked issue saved in a file then save the file in a .zip archive then upload here within a comment.


[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By guest271314:

You can either save the file as WAV

$ espeak-ng -f input.txt -w output.wav

where input.txt is the text printed in linked issue saved in a file then save the file in a .zip archive then upload here within a comment.


[espeak-ng:master] reported: Cracks when voicing multi-line text #github

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[espeak-ng:master] New Comment on Issue #742 Cracks when voicing multi-line text
By SeanTolstoyevski:

I don't know how I can do it.

But I will record sound.

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