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[css-speech] RE: Heads-up: CSS WG plans last call for css3-speech (part 2)

From: <paul.bagshaw@orange-ftgroup.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:00:37 +0200
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To: <bert@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-voice-wg@w3.org>


Continuing comments...


2. <languages> value need for voice selection in 'voice-family' property.


SSML 1.1 has made a significant move from SSML 1.0 in its voice selection algorithm. It has brought a much needed clarification between the language of written content and the language(s) spoken by a particular voice (to allow, for example, a French voice to read an English film title). The xml:lang attribute is used by SSML 1.1 only to designate the language of written content. The SSML 1.1 <voice> element takes an optional 'languages' attribute "indicating the list of languages the voice is desired to speak".


It is desirable to give access to this attribute via the 'voice-family' property.


The voice selection algorithm proposed by the CSS-Speech module should consequently to put in line with that specified by SSML 1.1.



Paul Bagshaw

Co-author of SSML 1.1 and PLS 1.0.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-voice-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-voice-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Bert Bos
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 12:32 AM
To: w3c-wai-pf@w3.org; w3c-voice-wg@w3.org; member-xg-htmlspeech@w3.org; wai-xtech@w3.org
Cc: chairs@w3.org
Subject: Heads-up: CSS WG plans last call for css3-speech


Hello chairs,


The CSS WG decided to issue a last call for the CSS Speech Module. We're planning to publish next week, with a deadline for comments of 30 September, i.e., about 6 weeks.


Please, let us know if that deadline is too soon.


We'd especially like to hear from


  - WAI PF and/or HTML Accessibility TF

  - Voice Browser WG

  - HTML Speech XG


The latest editor's draft is here:




(The content is what will be published, after reformatting for Working Draft.)


The CSS Speech module contains properties to style the rendering of documents via a speech synthesizer: voice, volume, speed, pitch, pauses, etc. It is designed to be compatible with SSML, i.e., the rendering of the document could be in the form of an SSML stream.




For the CSS WG,




  Bert Bos                                ( W 3 C ) http://www.w3.org/

  http://www.w3.org/people/bos                               W3C/ERCIM

  bert@w3.org                             2004 Rt des Lucioles / BP 93

  +33 (0)4 92 38 76 92            06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France



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