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[Bug 7601] refer to pronunciations for TTS PLS with link rel value "pronunciation"

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--- Comment #7 from Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com> 2011-02-02 20:34:42 UTC ---

(In reply to comment #6)

FYI, I have requested feedback on the Voice Browser and EPUB mailing-lists:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-voice/2011JanMar/0021.html

http://groups.google.com/group/epub-21-working-group/browse_thread/thread/6492e45772293ecc

Regards, Daniel

> I would like to re-open this issue, because pronunciation lexicons are very
> important in speech-enabled user-agents. As you know, Text to Speech (TTS) is a
> key enabling technology in the field of accessibility.
> 
> I added a short proposal in the proposed list of "rel" extensions (named
> "pronunciation"):
> 
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/RelExtensions
> 
> Please note that the next generation of the EPUB electronic publication
> standard (due to be finalized in 2011) supports both (X)HTML5 and PLS, but the
> "link" / "rel" mechanism is not used, because EPUB applies pronunciation rules
> globally for the publication, not at the HTML file level (a single publication
> usually contains several XHTML files).
> 
> http://epub-revision.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/build/spec/epub30-overview.html#sec-tts
> 
> Looking forward to comments.
> Regards, Daniel

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