Topic: Setting up SuperNova to use Ivona (Sapi 5 Synthesiser) voices

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Applies to: ScreenReader, SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader, SuperNova Magnifier & Speech

NB: Please note that product names in this article may have changed since the time of writing.

Description

This article describes how to set up Ivona speech voices (and other Sapi 5 speech synthesisers) in SuperNova.

Solution

Once you have installed the Ivona speech synthesiser onto your computer, take the following steps to use them with SuperNova:

1.       Press LEFT CONTROL + SPACEBAR. The SuperNova Control Panel opens.

2.       Press ALT + G. The “General” menu opens.

3.       Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select “Advanced Options” and press ENTER. The “General Advanced Options” dialog box opens.

4.       Press the TAB key to select the “Sam Setup” button and press SPACEBAR. The “Sam Configuration” dialog box opens.

5.       Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select  “Sam to Sapi 5” and press the SPACEBAR to select the checkbox if it is not already checked

6.       Press the TAB key to select the “Configure” button and press SPACEBAR. The “Sapi 5 Driver Configuration~” window opens.

7.       Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select the Ivona speech synthesiser then press ENTER.

The Ivona speech TTS has now been set up as the default Sapi 5 synthesiser. Now you need to choose the Sapi 5 synthesiser in SuperNova.

1.       Press LEFT CONTROL + SPACEBAR. The SuperNova Control Panel opens.

2.       Press ALT + S. The “Speech” menu opens.

3.       Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select “Voice Preferences” and press ENTER. The “Voice Preferences” dialog box opens.

4.       Press LEFT CONTROL + TAB to move to the “Synthesiser Configuration” page.

5.       TAB to the “Select Synthesiser” button and press SPACEBAR. The “Select Synthesiser” dialog box will open.

6.       Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select “Sapi 5.0 Synthesiser” and press ENTER.

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