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Topic Title: Text-to-speech voices for Dragon v15.3
Topic Summary: Only one voice is available
Created On: 06/04/2020 11:43 PM
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 Text-to-speech voices for Dragon v15.3   - Fasterdog - 06/04/2020 11:43 PM  
 Text-to-speech voices for Dragon v15.3   - Lunis Orcutt - 06/05/2020 02:42 PM  
 Text-to-speech voices for Dragon v15.3   - Fasterdog - 06/05/2020 05:09 PM  
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Fasterdog
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I just loaded Dragon Professional Individual v15.3 Spanish. As you know, that includes English as well. I am an expert user of the software having used it from its first days in the mid-90s. Over that time, I have used text-to-speech extensively listening in English to Samantha, the American voice most recently in version 13. Unfortunately, the dropbox in version 15 only shows Serena, the British voice.

I looked in the voice folder in program files and found the files for two voices, Serena and Monica. Monica is the Spanish voice. I note that the files for these voices are quite old and likely have been the same for many versions. They are exactly the same voices and dates as version 13, except version 13 has Samantha's files as well. Copying Samantha's files into the version 15 voices folder is quite easy, but she still doesn't show up in the dropbox. How do I get other voices to show in the voices selection dropbox?  Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. Thank you.

 06/05/2020 02:42 PM
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                  Welcome (See Mission Statement)

 

We thought a hack might be available in the C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15\nssystem.ini but no such luck. Sorry about that.



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 06/05/2020 05:09 PM
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Thank you. I'm happy to say that I noticed I was missing two files in another folder. Once I moved those files, it works like a charm. I'm very happy to have the American voice again.

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