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Re: PROPOSAL: Issue 361

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 11:37:08 -0500 (EST)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0011271136160.2615-100000@tux.w3.org>
Sounds to me like combine (so that's my suggestion) but the proposal itself
seems good. I checked, and confound can be used like this, but it has more
other interpretations than combine.

Cheers

Charles

On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Jon Gunderson wrote:

  Charles,
  What happens is that the user agent can enumerate a number of voice labels
  that are typically made available to users as a list of voice
  options.  Each voice label has its own pitch range and other voice filter
  parameters that determine the "sound" and "accent" of the voice (i.e adult
  male, child female, robotic...).  Usually features like average pitch and
  speech rate can be adjusted within a voice label, but the other voice
  filtering parameters like pitch range, stress and richness cannot be
  adjusted within the label. Therefore the voice label confounds these later
  voice filter parameters since they cannot be adjusted manually, and
  typically if you allow the user to adjust these filters manually they can
  easily set filter parameters that result in unstable speech filters (i.e.
  noise rather than speech is generated).  But I would leave it to the
  editors to find the right words.

  Jon


  At 10:12 AM 11/23/2000 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >Confound means to me that they make it very difficult. Do you mean compound
  >or combine?
  >
  >If so, this makes good sense to me.
  >
  >cheers
  >
  >Chaals
  >
  >On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Jon Gunderson wrote:
  >
  >   I suggest that we do not change checkpoint 4.14 (other than for other
  >   resolved changes for adding language), but add the following note after the
  >   checkpoint.
  >
  >   [NEW]
  >   Note: Many speech synthesizers confound the specification of voice gender,
  >   pitch range, stress, richness in named voice labels that use pitch range,
  >   stress and richness parameters to help create different voice sounds (i.e
  >   adult male, child female, robot voice).  When using these synthesizers make
  >   available the full range of voices.
  >   [/NEW]
  >
  >   Jon
  >
  >   Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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  >   Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
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  Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
  Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
  Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
  MC-574
  College of Applied Life Studies
  University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
  1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

  Voice: (217) 244-5870
  Fax: (217) 333-0248

  E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

  WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
  WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua



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Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 (0) 409 134 136
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative                      http://www.w3.org/WAI
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