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Re: [css3-speech] voice-family

From: Andrew Thompson <lordpixel@mac.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:48:43 -0400
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Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Sorry but what's a generic voice family in this context? Do you mean something like 'robotic' as opposed to c3p0 or Robbie?

I don't see the phrase 'generic voice family' in the current draft. 


On Jun 29, 2011, at 9:43 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:

> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-speech/#voice-props-voice-family
> 
> voice-family: [[<name> | [<age>? <gender> <non-negative number>?]],]*
>             [<name> | [<age>? <gender> <non-negative number>?]]
>             | preserve | inherit
> 
> A related question: what does it mean to have multiple generic font families
> in the list? When would it ever fall back to the next thing in the list?
> If it never falls back, then perhaps the generic voice family should be allowed
> only as the last item in a family list.
> 
> If not, then to make this easier to read, I'd suggest defining <generic-voice>
> up here, and then splitting it out into age/gender/variant later, similar
> to how shadows are defined:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/#the-box-shadow
> That way you aren't repeating this long syntactic definition twice.
> 
> # <age>
> #    Possible values are non-negative numbers restricted to positive
> #    integers (i.e. excluding zero), indicating the preferred age
> #    in years (since birth) of the voice.
> 
> I'd recast this as
> 
> | <age>
> |   An <integer> indicating the preferred age in years (since birth)
> |   of the voice. Only positive integers (i.e. excluding zero) are
> |   allowed.
> 
> # <gender>
> #   Values are voice families. Possible values are emalef, efemalef and
> #   eneutralf.
> 
> This is... kindof missing a description. And all the values here are about
> defining voice families. How about
> 
> | <gender>
> |   One of the keywords 'male', 'female', or 'neutral', specifying a
> |   male, female, or neutral voice, respectively.
> 
> ?
> 
> # <non-negative number>
> #   Indicates a preferred variant (e.g. "the second male child voice").
> #   Possible values are non-negative numbers restricted to integers,
> #   and excluding zero (i.e. starting from 1). The value "1" refers to
> #   the first of all matching voices.
> 
> Use <integer> as above.
> 
> # This property value behaves similarly to einheritf when applied to the
> # root content element (defaults to the user or user-agent stylesheet).
> 
> This is strictly incorrect, since when a value is specified for the root
> element it overrides the UA and user style sheets. Probably just saying
> 
> | This value behaves as 'inherit' when applied to the root element.
> 
> is sufficient.
> 
> ~fantasai
> 
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