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Re: Comments on min/max for speech synthesizer voice characteristics

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 08:36:38 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Responses in JRG:

>Based on Jon's comments, I propose the following:
>  1) We do not put minimal requirements for speech parameters
>     in the Guidelines, but instead state how the range of values for
>     the parameters in question is determined. In Jon's email [2],
>     for example, he lists the parameters available through the SAPI
>     interface [3]. (Is there HTML documentation for SAPI on the Web,
>     or do I have to download software or a big document to read
>     about the interface?)
>     I do not have a proposal for how to express this communication,
>     and welcome input from those versed in speech synthesizer
>     technology.ww

The documentation for SAPI is available in HTML, but it is a part of the 
Software Development Kit (SDK)[1] as a local resource.  There does not 
appear to be a similar resource for SAPI on the Web.

The requirement should be to allow the user to user to set parameters 
anywhere with in the range of the synthesizer and that the user agent 
should provide information on the ranges available.


[1] http://www.microsoft.com/IIT/projects/SAPIsdk.htm
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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