Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

On May 14, 2008, at 23:57, Gez Lemon wrote:

>> Whether the speech synthesis is dictionary based is not the point.  
>> The
>> point is, can a screen reader reasonable have *a* dictionary for  
>> its speech
>> language. In many cases, the platform provides spell checking, so a  
>> screen
>> reader could test if a string spell checks successfully to make a  
>> guess if
>> speaking it will be any good.
> Spell checkers often don't have words in their vocabulary that are
> legitimate words. What do you suggest happens when a screen reader
> encounters a word that it doesn't have in its dictionary? Ignore it?

If it is in an src value, then yes, ignore it in the sense of not  
reading it--at least by default. That seems like a better strategy  
than trying to speak any src, including those that turn out to be e.g.  
GUIDs instead of words.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 21:03:01 UTC