has anyone heard how eloquence pronounces things with a weird intonation? it happens when reading phone numbers or emojis on iOS. It happens a lot more on Mac. it almost sounds like it is putting an ellipsis or a question mark at the end of its fraises. for example, if eloquence read the numbers 1 2 3 4 5, eloquence used to sound sort of like this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. now, it almost sounds like this, 1? 2? 3? 4? 5?
Let me know if you have seen this. I will report it to apple as well. I don't know if I like it or not but tell me your thoughts.
I also noticed that I had my speech rate set to a certain percentage and that percentage was slower after I updated but the value didn't change. For example, I always had to keep eloquence at 60 on the iPhone. I now have to keep it at 70 to get basically the same thing.
Other than that, eloquence sounds just a tad bit clearer, which is nice, but not if eloquence keeps putting a question mark after every number or after every silible on the Mac.
Just to show you how annoying it can be, when I return to my desk top on the Mac, it almost sounds like this.
Finder? desktop? music? folder.
it almost sounds like eloquence is questioning everything.
I have heard a similar thing when using espeak, but I just thought that was just because espeak is a 3rd party synth.
let me know if you have experienced anything similar on any other voices, because it's kinda annoying.
thanks for reading.
P.S., I feel like with every iOS 16 update, there's always a problem with eloquence in one way or another. I'm hoping iOS 17 is much better. only time will tell.