Re: [orca-list] voice profiles?
- From: Peter Korn <peter korn oracle com>
- To: Jacob Schmude <j schmude gmail com>
- Cc: Orca screen reader developers <orca-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] voice profiles?
- Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 11:22:11 -0700
Regarding language switching, OpenOffice.org Writer has the ability to
encode text in different languages. We use this in the odt2daisy plugin
to create DAISY books that use the appropriate TTS engine for the
different passages. I don't know whether the language information is
exposed via AT-SPI yet. But this would be a nice way to have language
switching automatically done for users who have to work with documents
in multiple languages. HTML / Firefox should likewise support this
(which is to say, you can encode it in HTML but I don't know if Firefox
exposes it in any way).
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The talk about the say all voice got me thinking of another feature I
would really like to see: voice profiles like in jaws 10 and later. This
would be nice for reading content in other languages, you could assign a
hotkey to switch profiles and could have your parameter set up for each
language you use. It wouldn't just store the tts engine and voice, but
the rate, pitch, and volume associated with it and probably for all
three (maybe four if the say all voice is implemented) voice types if
their parameters are different from the default voice. This really would
make it easier to deal with reading multiple languages.
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