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Re: PROPOSAL: Issue 361

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 09:53:49 -0600
Message-Id: <4.3.1.2.20010108095333.031c6008@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Sounds good to me.

Jon


At 12:56 PM 1/6/2001 -0500, 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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