I find the UK eloquence very hard to understand compared to the US one. Mind
you, that's probably because I have my speech programs going ten to the
dozen.

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From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of Jacob Kruger
Sent: 21 January 2011 07:54
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] eloquence was, Re: Screen reader support in BGT

Maybe it's also a context thing, since, as said in my other mail, I prefer 
UK eloquence on my phones, but do use american voice quite happily on my 
computers.

Stay well

Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
'...fate had broken his body, but not his spirit...'

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From: "Shiny protector" <muhamme...@googlemail.com>
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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 8:34 AM
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> Uh. I hate that accent.
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> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:46 PM
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>> I'm just the opposite. If I have to use Eloquence I use the UK accent 
>> since the American accent is the one that sounds odd to me.
>> We are the Knights who saaaaay...Ni!
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>> From: "Damien Pendleton" <dam...@x-sight-interactive.net>
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>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:05 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Audyssey] eloquence was, Re: Screen reader support in BGT
>>
>>
>>> Hi Dark,
>>> I totally agree with you with the UK accent, which is precisely why I 
>>> use the US accent. To be honest I prefer the American accents in speech 
>>> synths anyway. Again, because that's what I've always used.
>>> Regards,
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
>>> To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
>>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:47 PM
>>> Subject: [Audyssey] eloquence was, Re: Screen reader support in BGT
>>>
>>>
>>>> It might just be that I am used to orphius human voices, but I've 
>>>> actually never thought much of eloquence, ---- in fact to be honest 
>>>> I've never really thought it was that much better than microsoft Mike.
>>>>
>>>> Of course, this might be partially because the eloquence uk english 
>>>> accent is, ---- well incredibly odd to say the least.
>>>>
>>>> Beware the grue!
>>>>
>>>> Dark.
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
>>>> To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:31 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Screen reader support in BGT
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> Unfortunately this is true. Eloquence is actually Sapi 4 based not
>>>>> Sapi 5 based. The Dectalk has its own API. Although Fonix did produce
>>>>> a Sapi 5 compatible version of Fonixtalk, AKA Dectalk, for a while.
>>>>> However, it is my understanding they discontinued the Sapi 5 version
>>>>> of Fonixtalk.
>>>>>
>>>>> The best way to support Eloquence is to purchase an SDK for it and
>>>>> wrap Viavoice Outloud directly. It is pretty simple to do and the API
>>>>> for Eloquence AKA Viavoice Outloud is very straight forward for a C++
>>>>> developer. Problem is that the SDK costs quite a bit to license.
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 1/20/11, Damien Pendleton <dam...@x-sight-interactive.net> wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Dark,
>>>>>> Synth voices like Eloquence and Dectalk are hard to get for SAPI 5 
>>>>>> though. I
>>>>>> tend to find with SAPI that you go from one extreme to the other. 
>>>>>> Either a
>>>>>> low-sampled, quick but hard to understand one, or a high-sampled, 
>>>>>> large,
>>>>>> slow, laggy, easy to understand one. However they all seem to be
>>>>>> sample-based rather than formant-based.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Damien.
>>>>>
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