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Re: ******* MQ ******* Review checkpoint 4.14

From: David Poehlman <david.h.poehlman@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 20:10:24 -0500
Message-ID: <003201c04b7c$60d25980$60299c8d@mycomputer>
To: <mickeyq@issound.com>, "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
for that matter, the kursweil products and jfw also conform.  jfw can
even conform in certain ways as a component of a browser claim as it
can be set to use different voice characteristics for various things
but not in the way intended for this document.  if it is examples you
are seeking of implementation of the possibilities though, they will
do.  I also suggest a look at the emax environment.  I may not be
remembering correctly here but when i played with k3,000's web reading
feature, I believe links were spoken differently because they were
sensed to be a change in the document.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mickey Quenzer" <mickeyq@issound.com>
To: "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>; <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Sent: November 09, 2000 11:58 AM
Subject: ******* MQ ******* Review checkpoint 4.14



I was unable to find a Speech enabled UA that conforms to this
guideline
(4.14).

I can think of examples where some speech features are implemented,
but I
don't know of any UA'S that use CSS2 style sheets.

The SAPI example is the speech engine, but the UA would have to
implement
the features.
Arkenstone's OpenBook is the closest example that I can think of.  The
problem with OpenBook, is that it isn't an internet browser, and
doesn't use
style sheets.

   4.14 Allow the user to configure synthesized voice gender, pitch,
          pitch range, stress, richness, and control of spelling,
          punctuation, and number processing according to the full
range
          of values offered by the speech synthesizer. [Priority 2]
          (Checkpoint 4.14)
          Note: This list of voice characteristic properties is based
on
          the list in section 19.8 of Cascading Style Sheets Level 2
          [CSS2]. Ranges of values for these properties may vary among
          speech synthesizers.
          Techniques:

          + Use synthesized speech mechanisms provided by the
operating
            system.
          + Implement the voice characteristic properties of CSS 2:
            'voice-family', 'pitch', 'pitch-range', 'stress',
'richness',
            ([CSS2], sections 19.8 and 19.9).
          + One example of a speech API is Microsoft's Speech
Application
            Programming Interface [SAPI].
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******* Mickey Quenzer *******
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