[Accessibility] SSML as an input format (was: Updated requirements
Sat Jan 8 04:50:42 PST 2005
it's nice to hear and important to know that we are approaching the
common point and that KDE successfully works on KTTSD and takes the TTS
API into account seriously.
>>>>> "OS" == Olaf Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
OS> My impression is that most of the work in finding the
OS> requirements for a common speech synthesis API has already been
OS> done. Of course there are still some open points, but I hope
OS> that we can move forward and define the API itself soon.
Yes, it seems we are moving into an intermediate phase between
specifying the requirements and defining the API itself. Just let's not
>> - It is still unclear to me, whether SSML as defined by the
>> current W3C standard can serve as a good input format able to
>> express the requirements on the synthesis.
OS> Do you have any specific reasons for thinking this might not be
OS> the case?
I have two points here:
- Whether spelling, punctuation reading and capital letter signalling
modes can be specified as "top-level" values (in a similar way to
voice/language defaults) independent of particular SSML input messages
or whether it is necessary to enable or disable them for just a piece
of an SSML message. In the latter case it is not possible.
Well, that was me who brought the modes mentioned above into the
requirements, so I should probably suggest an answer. In Speech
Dispatcher, we use the top-level settings and we haven't met situation
where that wouldn't suffice yet.
- I still don't know how to use the say-as SSML element properly. But
considering the movement of the reading modes to top level, this
probably doesn't prevents us from further work right now. I'd still
like to know more details about the say-as element standardization
mentioned several months ago.
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