[DECtalk] singing Dectalk and NVDA

Blake Roberts beroberts at hughes.net
Mon Feb 15 21:02:46 EST 2016

Thanks for the specific instructions. I somehow managed to temporarily break
NVDA. Perhaps I deleted the wrong line in the dectalk.py file located in


after editing it in WordPad. In any case, I will be reinstalling NVDA and
attempt to make the DT nvda add-on sing on another day.





From: Dectalk [mailto:dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 6:54 PM
To: DECtalk
Subject: Re: [DECtalk] singing Dectalk and NVDA


It's in addons\dectalk\synthdrivers, not in synth drivers. The code is
commented in the .py file itself, so it should be easy to find. Also, about
the symbol pronunciation dialog, it has 3 combo boxes for symbols. The
symbol, its replacement, and preserve. If you want something to go to the
synthesizer, the combo box itself is labeled "send actual symbol to
synthesizer", you set it to always for the proper symbols. Or, if you would
like a dictionary pre built, there's one at
http://jeff.tdrealms.com/NVDA.htm. Just find the addon labeled "singing
dectalk", it contains instructions on how to get it to work. And the
shortcut to access the NVDA menu can be changed in input gestures, in the
filter by combo box, search for NVDA.

On 02/15/16 05:36 PM, Blake Roberts wrote:


I am having trouble getting the Singing Dectalk NVDA add-on to sing. I tried
following the instructions posted in September and archived here:


I can't find dectalk.py so that I can edit it and delete the line which
prevents speech commands being sent to the synthesizer. Where is dectalk.py
located? I already looked in the synth drivers folder.


I also have an NVDA question on Snoopi's behalf. He has the latest NVDA
snapshot and the singing Dectalk add-on installed. Is it possible to set up
a keyboard shortcut to load the NVDA menu? It is difficult for him to enter
the NVDA menu using the standard command. It is also worth noting that
Snoopi and I are both lost Re: the punctuations and symbols dialog box.




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