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blackdagor_28
Strollin' around
Status: New idea

For those who use Firefox's Reader Mode, especially Text To Speech, I think it would be a good idea to add some "natural" voices to Reader Mode, and make the distinction between Offline and Online Voices, Offline Voices (system voices) are robotic and sometimes fails to speak words or to pronunciating them well, so, being a browser with 20+ years, Firefox needs to have more innovating features and not going backwards, it would be a good Usability and Accessiblity feature that other browsers like Edge has (the only browser which can be compared with Firefox in terms of features), and Audiobook listeners will be very thankful for this.

I appreciate anyone who could find this a good idea, thank you so much.

 

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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for submitting an idea to the Mozilla Connect community! Your idea is now open to votes (aka kudos) and comments.

MintMain21
Familiar face

The default options for TTS in reader mode is comically outdated. More modern equivalents would be most welcome.

blackdagor_28
Strollin' around

@MintMain21 Thank you for adding Kudos to my idea, I'm deeply grateful for that.
Even if it were "Watson" type of Voices I would be happy, in fact, there is an addon ("Readability based Reader View")which has those voices, but sometimes it disconnects itself, I guess there are a lot of bugs around haha. 

cascom
New member

Microsoft Edge has a much better feature that sounds so natural, and it is much more comfortable for article readings.

dabartman7
New member

Online voices for reader

For those who try to use Firefox's Reader Mode, especially Text To Speech, I think it would be a good idea to add some "natural" voices to Reader Mode, like in Microsoft Edge.

Firefox reader has an unpleasant robotic voice, unlike Microsoft Edge browser reader. Firefox needs to update their list of voice features.

I appreciate anyone who could find this a good idea, thank you so much.

Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

KOM_A
New member

The "Daniel" voice is quite good, "Tessa" as well. But I have to admit, I was weirded out by the standard voice. (No idea if the voice list is the same for every user/OS)

But I have no idea why a "Cello" voice needs to be in there and a robot voice needs to be default.