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Re: Request for clarification on I18N speech synthesis question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 11:27:34 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0005091127230.32323-100000@tux.w3.org>
Although it makes sense to do it in both cases.

Charles

On Tue, 9 May 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  Jon Gunderson wrote:
  > 
  > Ian,
  > My initial suggestions is that the UA could render "Japanese Phrase" XXXX
  > "end Japanese Phrase", where XXX is some characters, or if Japanese is
  > unsupported XXXX is nothing and the "end Japanese phrase" would probably
  > not be needed.  I am assuming the user agent is doing this because it
  > cannot render the Japanese.
  
  I apologize, I didn't make my question clear. This is about synthesized
  speech, not graphical rendering.
  
   - Ian
  
  > 
  > At 07:58 PM 5/6/00 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
  > >Hello,
  > >
  > >Eric Hansen has asked for a clarification of one of the paragraphs
  > >of the Techniques document [1] under checkpoint 2.7 (natural
  > >language switching):
  > >
  > ><BLOCKQUOTE>
  > >Switching natural languages for blocks of content may be more helpful
  > >than
  > >switching for short phrases. In some language combinations (e.g.,
  > >Japanese being the primary and English being the secondary or quoted
  > >language), short foreign language phrases are often well-integrated in
  > >the
  > >primary language.  Dynamic switching for these short phrases may make
  > >the content sound unnatural and possibly harder to understand.
  > ></BLOCKQUOTE>
  > >
  > >Eric asks what the UA should do in this case...
  > >
  > >I thought that this came from the I18N review of the document at
  > >last call, but I cannot find evidence to that effect. Can someone
  > >remember where this came from? I haven't been able to track down
  > >who sent this technique.
  
  
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