Sometimes your speech synthesizer just doesn't say the right thing for a given string. You might prefer to hear "laughing out loud" rather than "LOL," or "accessibility" rather than "a11y". Or there may be a name or a technical term which the synthesizer mispronounces.
The Pronunciation page of the Orca preferences dialog allows you to add, edit, and delete entries in Orca's pronunciation dictionary.
Because the Pronunciation page is also part of the application-specific settings, you can customize your entries on an as-needed basis for each application you use.
Press the New Entry button (Alt+N)
Type the text of the new entry and press Return to finish editing the actual string.
Move to the Replacement String column and press Return to begin editing.
Type the text that you would like to have spoken instead and press Return to finish editing the replacement string.
Move to the cell you wish to edit and press Return to begin editing.
Make your changes and then press Return to finish editing.
Move to the entry you wish to delete.
Press the Delete button or Alt+D.
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