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Re: [css3-speech] voice-family

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:00:37 -0700
Message-ID: <4E2741F5.8050601@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 07/06/2011 12:54 PM, Daniel Weck wrote:
> Please have a look at the updated prose:
>
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-speech/#voice-props-voice-family

I think my concern here is that using numerical ages gives a level of
precision in specifying that is nowhere near the level of precision
in voice matching. For example, at what numerical age does a male voice
break?

I think for this level it might make sense to revert back to keywords
(which we can define as a specific numeric age for mapping to SSML),
and introduce more fine-grained control later when the voice-matching
algorithm is precise enough to support that.

Editorial comment:

   # The actual definition of "best match" is processor-dependent (e.g.
   # a reasonable match for "voice-family: 10 male;" may well be a
   # higher-pitched female voice, as this tone of voice may be close to
   # that of a young boy).

I'd recast this slightly as:

   | The actual definition of "best match" is processor-dependent. For
   | example, in a system that only has male and female adult voices
   | available, a reasonable match for "voice-family: 10 male;" may well
   | be the higher-pitched female voice, as this tone of voice would be
   | close to that of a young boy.

~fantasai
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