This bug is IPA support in Speech Synthesis Manager. It was filed on 2006-03-24 at 00:36 PST.
Steps to Reproduce:
- Call a function such as CreateIPAStringFromString, which converts natural-language text into IPA.
- Call a function such as SpeakIPAString, which speaks the text represented in IPA aloud.
CreateIPAStringFromString returns a CFString containing the IPA version of the text.
SpeakIPAString parses the IPA text in the CFString passed in, and speaks it.
The program fails to compile because Speech Synthesis Manager has no such functions.
IPA is a standard alphabet for representing pronunciation. It has its own block in Unicode, making CFString a natural fit. Thus, this report extends #4489914, “Speech Managers do not support Unicode” [see Apple bug Friday! 12 —the Bored Zo].
At 04:11, I added the following:
I should clarify that I simply made up the names CreateIPAStringFromString and SpeakIPAString. I am not under a belief that those functions are supposed to already exist. I'm requesting functions that do those things, whatever they end up named.