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Re: Request for clarification on I18N speech synthesis question

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 10:45:30 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20000509104243.00b6a3d0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Ian,
I think the minimum is that the speech should just say to the user that it 
has encountered a Japanese phrase.  A second level of access would allow 
the user to get the numerical information of the Japanese characters.

Jon


At 11:24 AM 5/9/00 -0400, 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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Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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