I see your point, but I don't think it is anything we have to worry
about right now. Not to mention there isn't anything we can do about
it or control if that happens. All we can do is wait and see what
happens regarding those voices.
For those of us who have the RealSpeak voices and they currently work
on Windows 7 etc we can probably fall back on those older voices for
several years to come even if the current RealSpeak voices for Jaws or
the ones for the Nextup products aren't updated. If someone is that
concerned/worried about it the best thing I can suggest is invest your
time and money into a different company like Cepstral or Ivona who is
keeping their customers up to date with technology changes and aren't
getting all proprietary with their voices.
On 11/3/11, Michael Gauler <michael.gau...@gmx.de> wrote:
> You are totally right.
> I just wanted to show that new things are in development.
> And maybe today it is "only" a Russian voice. But there are two things you
> should remember.
> First one is that no one guarantees that a new British voice might not be
> developed in the future. And there is this supposed merger between Loquendo
> TTS and Nuance. So no one knows if this means all voices of both become
> available in one or both products (e.g. Vocalizer in Loquendo TTS, or all
> Loquendo voices in Vocalizer).
> And the second thing is that no one knows if the RealSpeak Direct voices
> will be maintained indeffinitely or the nextup.com variants.
> You as a person might have RealSpeak Direct voices for your own use, but
> what would happen if the next JAWS version removed them and the download
> capability from their site?
> We (and I mean developer and end user alike) are totally uninformed in
> regards to the no merged company.
> We know less than Microsoft discloses about their upcoming software or their
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