Hi Jim, Oh, yeah. i've seen that problem. The neospeech voices in particular are bad about spelling words they don't know. That makes them pretty hard to use with a screen reader like NVDA as when you begin working on a line of code they will start spelling function names rather than saying them. For example, printf () might be p r in t f () instead of saying print-f (). That's why I generally use Eloquence or Espeak when programming as they aren't in the habit of spelling things they don't know.
That said, sometimes misspelling a word fixes the problem when creating games, but I've found sometimes ittakes a while to come up with something close to what you want. Sometimes there is something wrong with the sinth itself where it puts too much accent on a letter or just doesn't say it right regardless of what you do. I've had this issue with certain Klingon words and names as the sinths don't have the proper accents to make it sound correct. So with a game like STFC I've had to just flub it and settle for the closest match possible. On 6/27/11, Jim Kitchen <j...@kitchensinc.net> wrote: > Hi Thomas, > > I found that with the sapi5 voices if they do not know a word they will > spell it. But most of the time if you capitalize the first letter they will > pronounce the word. > > I do also often have to misspell words. Some times just simple things like > I always spell it reed rather than read. You know so that it says reed > rather than red. As in do you wish to reed the instructions. > > I was also surprised to find that many of the voices pronounce acronyms. > AT&T Crystal for instance pronounces many of the Email acronyms such as LOL, > BTW, FYI, IMHO etc. However not all of them pronounce the same thing for > the same acronym. And did you know that my Book Sense has a South Dakota > card? <grin> > > BFN > > Jim > > Don't go surfing in South Dakota for a while. > > j...@kitchensinc.net > http://www.kitchensinc.net > (440) 286-6920 > Chardon Ohio USA > --- > 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://email@example.com. > 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://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.