so this may be a strange question and the answer is probably obvious, but how exactly do you control which voices appear in the VoiceOver languages rotor with VO command shift and arrows?
I open the VoiceOver utility, choose speech, make sure the voices tab is selected, and scroll right to customise languages.
There is a languages table. If I interact with it, I have English and Czech in the list, which is completely fine and is what I selected. However, when I go through the voices rotor and try to switch Voices, I have Automatically select based on language, Alex, Ava, Ava compact, Daniel compact (English UK ), Fiona compact (English Ireland ), Iveta ( Czech voice I chose ), Karon compact (Australian English ), a bunch of Siri voices as well as Tessa (English south african ) and Moira (English Ireland ).
Anyway, point being, I'd love to have only a few voices such as Alex, Ava, Karon and the Czech one I choose and in general be able to customise the list. So, the logical thing I did now is go and press the edit button next to English. There, I have the choice of changing my default voice, its rate, pitch and such, as well as additional voice options, which only seems to allow changing different voices for different contexts.
So I exit out of there, and instead click on the voice option. That opens up a menu with a list of different voices, as well as a customise item at the bottom, which I press.
This finally opens up a list of voices I can check and uncheck. Problem? In this list, voices such as Karon or Daniel are unchecked, nevertheless they are clearly present in the Voiceover speech rotor.
Thus, my question. What controls which voices appear and which don't? Where are you supposed to adjust that, and why is this 5 times more unnecessarily complex than it is on iOS? Did I miss a completely different section of the VoiceOver utility related to this rotor and is the speech tab a wrong part to look at?
Thanks for any help