have you tried using other voices? might be that it's the voice causing the problems... wait, I remember that one of the sapi5 tags was indeed the less than or greater than sign.it's used to, funny enough, silence a line. we've been doing some jokes with klango with this.
On 5/29/09, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote: > Hi Tom. > > While I certainly understand what you mean, ---- afterall that's why I use > Hal with orphius and not sapi (and even if I did, I'd muck about with > pronunciation and verbosity with Hal), when I described it as a bug, i meant > that it is a flaw in the vip mud program when outputing to sapi which does > not exist when using it with screen reader support. > > Sinse the program is billed as allowing the user to play muds with > sapi, ---- and this issue makes that not possible (due to unexpected death > through not knowing character status), it is therefore at the least, a > serious issue in program support. > > For obvious reasons I'd have not bought the program if it only supported > window eyes and jaws. > > but before we go too far down the "I wan my money back" road, ----- or > indeed anything near that very nasty pathway, as i said to Che, it seems > this is a more individualized sapi problem which I am having, sinse I was > able to do a test by having a friend also use vip mud, scansoft daniel and > materia magica, ----- and found that the text there read without a > hitch, ----- and in fact after a second experiment, it seems the same > problem occurs in medievia which displays it's text in the same format. > > I coppied that text into a text file and then tried reading it with Jim > kitchin's text file reader ----- which obviously uses sapi, and again, it > wouldn't read. > > so, the cause of the problem isn't vip mud or materia magica, ----- or even > sansoft daniel, it's sapi! > > the problem is i've no idea where to go from here, sinse (as you rightly > pointed out), sapi has no verbosity controls or similar abilities for the > user to mess with how it speaks certain things. > > Any advice would be much appreciated. > > Beware the Grue! > > Dark. > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com> > To: "Gamers Discussion list" <email@example.com> > Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 3:32 AM > Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Vip mud sapi problem > > >> Hi Dark, >> That's not necessarily a bug. Comparing a screen reader to a software >> speech system like Sapi isn't really a good comparison in this instance. >> While text to speech systems like Sapi have there own dictionaries that >> tells the synth how to say various words, numbers, and punctuation marks, >> etc any third-party software such as a screen reader can over ride the >> voice's built in speech dictionary. For example, in Jaws you can configure >> >> it to say numbers as whole numbers, single digits, or in pares. So a >> string of numbers like 1, 9, 8, 6 can be spoken as 1,986, 19 86, or 1 9 8 >> 6. That's a simple case where the screen reader overrides whatever the >> text to speech voice would ordinarily say given the same number in another >> >> application. >> Bottom line, just becauseJaws says something correctly it doesn't mean the >> >> Sapi voice or application using Sapi is buggy. It is more likely that >> Jaws, Window Eyes, Hal, etc has performed some extra speech processing >> behind the scenes and is more accurate. >> Smile. >> >> dark wrote: >>> Hi Che. >>> >>> sinse that line reads fine with JAws and not with Sapi, I would actually >>> class it as a bug, ---- I'm only using scripting because it won't >>> automatically read. >>> >>> I've tried the command with what I believe to be the correct syntax in >>> the trigger dialogue, ----- as I detailed, but either I did something >>> wrong, or there is something more intrinsic to why sSapi won't read a >>> line written in betwene less than greater than prompts. >>> >>> I'm really not sure sinse as I said, apparently it reads fine with other >>> speech methods. >>> >>> Beware the Grue! >>> >>> Dark. >> >> >> --- >> Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org >> If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to >> gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. >> You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at >> http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. >> All messages are archived and can be searched and read at >> http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. >> If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the >> list, >> please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > > > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. 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