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Re: Notes on the say-as note

From: Eira Monstad <eiram@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 14:34:12 +0200
To: www-voice@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.sroyjanunwv5is@fedon>

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 12:58:53 +0200, Eira Monstad <eiram@opera.com> wrote:

> Remember that TTS systems always have language-specific rules for  
> interpreting and speaking the text. An English-speaking TTS system might  
> not make sense of 24 as a time, but a Norwegian-speaking one should  
> absolutely be expected to. Then it would help if the defined say-as  
> formats did not make the relevant markup invalid. IMHO, the current  
> solution to this and a few other problems noted in my original message  
> are too English-centric.

I realize I've missed an important point in the note, so what I wrote  
above is not entirely correct. The part I missed was:

"Note that some of the interpret-as value definitions include lexical  
token definitions to assist in explaining values of the format and detail  
attributes. There is no requirement that content adhere to these lexical  
representations. However, a processor that supports a particular  
interpret-as value should properly interpret content matching the lexical  
patterns given."

In other words, using the time 24 will not be invalid as I mistakenly  
stated in my previous message.

Eira Monstad
Core QA
Received on Wednesday, 1 June 2005 12:35:20 UTC

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