Jonahbird

Microsoft voices in P2A

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Does anyone know why Microsoft's UK voices won't show up in P2A?  Only the 3 US voices show.

Being a Brit and my home airport is EGKK Gatwick, I would prefer to have George (UK) as my First Officer.

Oddly, I have the French voice (Hortense) working, but I cannot get Frank (Nederlands) to show.   If one French voice will work, then surely at least one of the UK voices should.

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I was going to ask almost the same. I am in the U.S. and attempted to add the Canadian voice but it does not show as an option.

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Here's the list of Desktop voices in each of the languages.  Notice George is not among them. 

The other voices are Mobile and are not usable in P2A.  There is a way to mess with the Registry to trick Windows into thinking the Mobile voices are Desktop, but that is dangerous and seems to be reversed with each Windows Update.

Language (Region)

Windows 10 and Windows 8/  8.1

 

Name

Gender

Chinese (Hong Kong)

Y

N

  Tracy 

Female

Chinese (Taiwan)

Y

Y

  Hanhan 

Female

Chinese (People's Republic of China)

Y

Y

  Huihui

Female

English (United States)

Y

Y

  Zira

Female

English (United States)

Y

Y     

David

Male

English (Great Britain) 

Y

Y

Hazel

Female

French (France)

Y

Y

Hortense

Female

German (Germany)

Y

Y

Hedda

Female

Italian (Italy)

Y

N

Elsa

Female

Japanese (Japan)

Y

Y

Haruka

Female

Korean (Korea)

Y

Y

Heami

Female

Polish (Poland)

Y

N

Paulina

Female

Portuguese (Brazil)

Y

N

Maria

Female

Russian (Russia)

Y

N

Irina

Female

Spanish (Mexico)

Y

N

Sabina

Female

Spanish (Spain)

Y

Y

Helena

Female

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Thanks Dave

So that's the common factor - "desktop".  And, there is only 1 male voice amongst them!

That is why I can only use David, Hazel, Zira & Hortense.

Frustrating!  I have two males in my four Cepstral voices, and am trialling Ivona's Brian as my First Officer, but after the 30 day trial that will cost about £48.

Ah well - no one said Flight Sim was going to be cheap 😀

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At Nextup.com, you can get the IVONA voices for less if you bundle multiple voices....but yes, they are not cheap.

 

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Hi Dave

I am finding that IVONA voices work well, and at €39 are acceptably priced - shame about the weakness of the £ just now.  For example, Brian, a UK voice, is excellent for my First Officer.  Also, Hortense, a Microsoft desktop voice, speaks English in a delightful French accent.  I use her on European flights.

As there are 15 areas of control in the P2A list, I am wondering if P2a can use 15 different voices.  I seem to recall reading somewhere that 12 are its limit. 

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There are 15 possible voice assignments in P2A at present, so 15 is the limit.  On the list of enhancements is the random assignment of voices, at which time the sky's the limit.

Dave

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Phillipe

Yes - a great find indeed.  I've already tried two of them and P2A does see them.

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On ‎8‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 12:59 PM, Philippe Baldewijns said:

I downloaded voices from Neueber

https://www.neuber.com/free/voicesinstaller/

They are free and work well.

 

This sounds too good to be true.  Is there some kind of catch to getting all of these free voices when they cost much more at CereProc and other locations?

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Got it - picked up a few new ones.  Thanks!

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