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Re: [css3-lists] [css3-speech] Purpose of the module

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 09:40:09 +0900
Message-ID: <4DE82D69.2050102@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 06/03/2011 07:52 AM, Andrew Thompson wrote:
>
> Indeed you are correct and I have reading comprehension issues :) But in that case the spec makes no sense to me. If a
> document is written in Spanish but my user agent preferences happen to say I am primarily an English speaker would I really
> want 1 pronounced 'one' rather than 'uno' in the middle of an otherwise exclusively Spanish document?
>
> In most synthesizers switching the language implies switching to a different voice, which is jarring (think font substitution
> but much worse) and potentially very expensive in memory and time.
>
> Surely the spec should say either 'in the element's language' or 'with the synthesizer's current settings' (meaning withe the
> current voice and settings in effect for the list)?
>
> I take your point documents are often poorly marked up with lang attributes, but if a speech synthesizer has failed to
> determine the correct language for an element then generally speaking the entire output will be unintelligible anyway so
> counters would be the least of your problems.

Yes, I agree the counter should be read in the element's language,
not the OS language.

~fantasai
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