After updating to OS X 10.10.2 VoiceOver may not announce all characters when typing text

Category
VoiceOver Speech/Voices
Severity
Moderate

Description

After updating to OS X 10.10.2, you may find that VoiceOver will not announce all characters when entering text.

Typically, there are 3-4 characters which VoiceOver does not announce after they have been typed.

There appears to be no pattern as to which letters will be effected.

This behaviour has been encountered with various TTS voices.

Bug First Encountered

OS X 10.10.2

How often the bug occurs

Always

Workaround

Simply switching to another TTS voice may remove this behaviour. Alternatively, deleting and redownloading the effected TTS voice via the VoiceOver Utility has also been known to resolve the problem.

Status

Fixed

Fixed In

macOS 10.12

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Comments

Submitted by Pilgrim Pete on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Deleting and redownloading the TTS voice had fixed this problem for me. However, it’s come back again after a few weeks, but now with a different set of letters not being announced (i, d and l). It’s only for lower case right now. For what it’s worth, I’m using the Ava voice.

All quite frustrating, really.