[DECtalk] Rare version of IBM ViaVoice

Josh Kennedy joshknnd1982 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 10:51:06 EST 2020

how do you use Danish Norwegian and Swedish and Cantonese in the other languages? Or should I just wait for the NVDA add on?

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> On Nov 15, 2020, at 05:59, mattias jonsson <mj at mjw.se> wrote:
> jake how to use swedish?
> Den 15 november 2020 11:50:50 skrev Jake Gross <datajake at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> One of my friends found a rather interesting version of IBM ViaVoice
>> TTS, and I made an installer for it. This version has Concatenative
>> voices at 8 kHZ, as well as the original formant voices.
>> As far as languages go, you have all of your standard languages, but
>> this version also includes Cantonese, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish,
>> although those languages can't directly be used with SAPI4.
>> I have uploaded 2 installers to the old_software_synths folder of my
>> server. The file named viavoice6732l.exe only includes the formant
>> voices, and the file named viavoice6732.7z includes all voices. The
>> reason the full version is a 7Z is because InnoSetup can't compile a
>> single executable that is over 2 GB, so the installer is split into 3
>> files.
>> These voices can also be used with NVDA with a custom addon, but we
>> haven't released it yet. We are still trying to fix a few bugs.
>> I would also like to add that Finish and SAPI support wasn't in the
>> original version that we found. I took the finish voice data and SAPI
>> DLL from HomePage Reader to make this  a more complete installation.
>> I hope you enjoy our find.
>> Jake
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