[BCAB] RH Voice

Steve Nutt steve at comproom.co.uk
Tue Oct 1 10:12:55 BST 2019


Hi,

RH Voice is weird.  To my ears, the US English voice Alan sounds a bit
Scottish, and there are no UK English voices.

So I would still say ESpeak is better, but that's just my view.

All the best

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: Agent Orange via Bcab <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk> 
Sent: 30 September 2019 19:36
To: 'BCAB Discussion List' <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Cc: Agent Orange <agentorange at talktalk.net>
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RH Voice


Thank you David,  I downloaded and tried the SAPI5 version.  The process was
simple.  The voices are installed and ready to work just by downloading and
running 1 executable file per voice.  The voices themselves sound reasonably
pleasant but they are a little slow to respond, eg when typing quickly.
Perhaps the other implementation is snappier.  Thanks for drawing these to
our attention, anything is better than eSpeak! 

Phil


-----Original Message-----
From: David Griffith [mailto:daj.griffith at gmail.com]
Sent: 28 September 2019 20:11
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RH Voice


I forgot to say that there is apparently a Sapi 5 version   available and
also an implementation for Android as well  which may be of interest to
those with Android phones.
I have not tried these out yet.
David Griffith
Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Kelvin Williams via Bcab
Sent: 28 September 2019 19:43
To: BCAB Discussion List
Cc: Kelvin Williams
Subject: Re: [BCAB] RH Voice

Hi David,

Thanks for giving us access to these, I shall play with them later.

Kelvin.
On 28/09/2019 18:24, David Griffith wrote:
> People on the NVDA list will have seen that there is increasing interest
in the free RH Voice synth.
>
> I have just installed the English versions of these voices, which I
believe originate from Russia and I am initially impressed, certainly as a
free option.
> The Alan voice have some resemblance
> To an older style eloquence, although probably less robotic and more human
sounding.  One of the other voices remind me more of DecTalk. Certainly I
think the voices are definitely superior to eSpeak and I personally would
prefer them in preference to One Core Microsoft voices. Whilst I have access
to legal Eloquence voices these could be a good free  option for those who
miss Eloquence. As always opinions of what is a good voice is intensely
personal but I think these free voices are a good and possibly important
free addition.
> Getting the voices and installing seemed a bit of a palaver so I have
assembled all the component in a Sendspace folder. Below are the
instructions which worked for me.
> All the components take the form of NVDA Addons but it appears the order
in which you install them is important.
> 1.  Download the file RHVoice-1.0.0.nvdaaddon and install it first of all.
> 2. Download the files RHVoice-language-English-2.5.1.nvdaaddon and install
it  next.
> 3.  Now download at least one voice, for example
RHVoice-voice-English-Alan-4.0.1.nvdaaddon and install it.
> 4. Download other voices as required.
> 5. After you press enter on each addon file NVDA will invite you to
restart,  repeat this until you have the all the necessary addons and voices
installed.
> 6. Now go to the NVDA settings menu and then speech. Hit the change synth
button and then select RH Voice. Returning to the speech settings you should
see a selection of RH voices available depending on which voices you you
have downloaded and installed.
>
> Sendspace folder link.
> https://www.sendspace.com/folder/6f2ss0
>
> Wiki page for RH voices
> https://github.com/Olga-Yakovleva/RHVoice/wiki/Latest-version
> David Griffith
>
>
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10


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