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Re: PROPOSAL: Issue 361

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2001 12:56:45 -0500
Message-ID: <3A575C5D.4290A148@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
What about this version:

   Many speech synthesizers allow users to select
   from among preset options that control different
   voice parameters (gender, pitch range, stress, 
   richnes, etc.) as a group.
   When using these synthesizers, make available 
   the full range of preset options (e.g., "adult male 
   voice", "female child voice", "robot voice", etc.). 

 - Ian

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]

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