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2019/11/06 10:45:28 (permalink)

Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs."

Hello, everyone. 
How to avoid pauses when using acronyms using dots, or terms such as "Mr." for example.
Is it also possible to set the duration of breaks at the end of sentences?
 
Congratulations for this great app. 

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    Re: Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs." 2019/11/06 15:16:25 (permalink)
    In which language you are reading the text when this happens, and which TTS voice exactly are you using? Also look at the screen, double tap a sentence with "Mr." - does the yellow highlight end at the dot after Mr? Or does it continue to the true end of the sentence?
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    Re: Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs." 2019/11/10 10:06:13 (permalink)
    Hi
    I read in French. 
    I mainly use the voice "Google, France, fr-fr-fr-x-fra-network" or its local version, but this happens with all the voices I've tested. I would like to point out that the pause is similar to a normal ending of sentence,  not longer.
     
    Yes, the yellow highlight end at the dot after "Mr.".
    I tried to fix this by using "RegEx" but without success (probably due to me).
     
    I would like to take this opportunity to ask another question.
    Can RegEx be used with an expression composed of two words separated by a space?
     
    Thank you for your answer.
     Best regards 
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    Re: Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs." 2019/11/10 10:35:57 (permalink)
    This is because I don't have a good dictionary of French abbreviations in @Voice app - the only abbreviations I have now for French are:
    A.R.
    D.Sc.
    Fr.
    FR.
    G.I.C.
    M.
    R.A.S.
    Sc.D.
    U.E.
    U.L.M.
    É.-U.
    É.-U.A.
    P.-V.
    R.A.S.
    I will add there Mr. and Mrs. and Ms. now, but maybe more should be added, I'm not that familiar with French language. The largest abbreviation dictionary I have in the app is for German language, which I don't know at all, but users reading in that language where bugging me to add more and more there...
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    Re: Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs." 2019/11/10 10:57:42 (permalink)
    In the text i'm reading actually their is lots of english expressions or even brands like B.M.W.
    Would it be possible to modify it in edit speech ? We could add acronyms ourselves that way Even if it's not in the dictionary. 
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    Re: Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs." 2019/11/10 12:22:57 (permalink)
    You can make your own list of abbreviations: create text file named abbrev-fra.txt. Add to it abbreviations, one per line. When your abbrev-fra.txt is ready, you need to copy it inside @Voice app home directory - into the sub-folder named .config there. Note that any file or directory which name starts with a dot, like .config, is considered a "hidden" file or directory. You'll need a good file explorer app that can optionally show hidden files and folders (like ES File Explorer from Google Play) to copy your abbrev-fra.txt there.
     
    RegEx can be also used in abbrev-???.txt files, just add a star * character in front of a RegEx, for example in English abbreviations I have:
     
    *U\.\s*\.*\s*A\.
     
    which will match "U.S.A." and "U. S. A.", or another example:
     
    *(?i)no\.\s*[0-9]+
     
    will match "No. 7" or "no. 23" - the (?i) makes it to ignore case - but will not match simple "No." or "no." which is not followed by one or more digits.
     
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    Re: Avoiding pauses when using terms including dots like "Mrs." 2019/11/12 06:17:01 (permalink)
    Thanks for the explanations, i'll do that.
    And again Congratulations for your greet work. 
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