2006-03-24

Report-an-Apple-bug Friday! 13

This bug is IPA support in Speech Synthesis Manager. It was filed on 2006-03-24 at 00:36 PST.


Summary:

Speech Synthesis Manager does not support IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Call a function such as CreateIPAStringFromString, which converts natural-language text into IPA.
  2. Call a function such as SpeakIPAString, which speaks the text represented in IPA aloud.

Expected Results:

CreateIPAStringFromString returns a CFString containing the IPA version of the text.
SpeakIPAString parses the IPA text in the CFString passed in, and speaks it.

Actual Results:

The program fails to compile because Speech Synthesis Manager has no such functions.

Regression:

None known.

Notes:

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].

IPA used in this context would be a substitute for the phoneme syntax currently used in Speech Synthesis Manager (specifically, TextToPhonemes and SpeakBuffer).


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.


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