Re: CSS Speech: Updated StyleSheet Specification
Bert Bos wrote:
> Raman T. V. writes:
> > Here is a revised version of the cascaded speech stylesheet based
> > on feedback from the net community.
> > <H3>Speech Properties</H3>
> > Speech properties specify the voice characterestic to be used when rednering
> > specific document elements.
> Is there a reason why you put `:' in front of all properties and some
I imagine because he comes from a lisp background, and we've been implementing this in Emacs-w3. Common-lisp style
keywords, doncha know.
> > <DT> :voice-family
> > <DD> string<P>
> > Analogous to the :font-family property.
> > This specifies the kind of voice to be used, and can be something generic
> > such as <em>male</em> or something more specific such as
> > <em>comedian</em>
> > or something very specific such as <em>paul</em>.
> > We recommend the same approach as used in the case of :font-family --the
> > style sheet provide a list of possible values ranging from most to least
> > specific and allow the browser to pick the most specific voice that it
> > can find on the output device in use.
> Are there well-known names (like `paul') that are more or less agreed
> on? Is it possible to specify a URL for the voice-family instead, so
> that the URL describes the voice?
This would definitely be useful - is there any sort of standard format that most synths use for 'voices'?