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Subject: Re: VoiceBox script punctuation

Re: VoiceBox script punctuation

From: Brian Wolven <>
Date: 2005-02-28

Brian Wolven wrote:
> Maynframe wrote:
>> Hi, listers,
>> The VoiceBox script worked beautifully. My question is there a way to
>> have
>> dashes and underscores silenced? Many of my song title words are
>> separated
>> by dashes or underscores rather than spaces and it gets a little
>> annoying to
>> hear:
>> A underscore Hard underscore Rain's underscore A underscore Gonna
>> underscore
>> Fall.mp3
> I can revise the script to remove some (or all) punctuation from the
> voiced names, replacing it with spaces in the voiced text strings.
> AFAICT (based on my quick test), underscores are the only things that
> the MS speech synthesizer will actually say out loud. Periods, commas,
> question marks, semicolons and dashes just produce a pause (if anything
> at all) in the speech.

I take that back - if the punctuation marks are part of a continuous
string of characters - without white space - then they *are* spoken. If
written in what would be a normal "sentence" format, then they are silent.

Received on Mon Feb 28 03:06:09 2005

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