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Re: PROPOSAL: Issue 361

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 14:08:56 -0500 (EST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101061408040.6421-100000@tux.w3.org>

My comment is editorial - it was the word that confused me, but the idea was
fine. So I trust you guys to do a fine editorial job (otherwise I can always
scream at you Ian - I'll be passing your house in a couple of days...)



On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  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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