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RE: interpretation please, ssml

From: <David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 14:41:23 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F06FFE132@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: lordpixel@mac.com
Cc: www-voice@w3.org

 

    -----Original Message-----
    From: www-voice-request@w3.org 
    [mailto:www-voice-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Thompson


    >     As I said, it'll ultimately be vendor specific.
    >
    > No, its undefined in the WD, which I now believe to be a weakness 
    > easily addressed by the WG.
    
    Well, sure. It rather depends on the purpose of a 
    specification though, doesn't it.
    
    Most specifications are a mixture of both but I think 
    history shows the truly effective ones have been biased 
    towards codifying what is already a de facto standard.

Great. Except the WG haven't codified it?
(Agree with the principle btw)

    
    
    Having said that, I don't think its unreasonable to expect 
    the built in lexicons for English language synths to handle 
    cafe and café adequately, but I'm not sure simply writing 
    this in the specification would have any effect. You'd 
    really need to test then lobby any vendors who aren't doing 
    the right thing.

It would be a far easier expectation if there was a statement
relating to this, which made it clear it is implementation
dependent.

regards DaveP







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