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Subject: Re: Directories and voice
From: arnaud (
Date: 2004-06-22

some speech engine have some kind of pronunciation dictionary for
comon names and acronyms.

for example, I know that the IBM ViaVoice Outloud automatically speaks
"U S Dollar"
when it's writen u s d.

On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 11:04:31 -0500, you wrote:

>I just came back from a cross-country trip with my JB20 V2 which performed
>flawlessly. I especially want to thank those developers responsible for
>adding voice for directory names. By creating directories for artists and
>albums I was able to keep my eyes on the road and still locate the music I
>wanted to listen to.
>Something quite odd came up regarding a directory name and I am very
>interested in an explanation. I created a directory for The Doors called
>"L A Woman," converted the cd's contents to mp3's and placed the music in
>the directory. I ran the VBS script. When I scrolled down to the folder I
>expected to hear "L A Woman" spoken but instead I heard "Los Angeles
>Woman." How the heck did the script do that? How did it manage to
>interpret L A as Los Angeles?
>thankful and baffled,
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Arnaud de Bonald - Paris, France - Sysop Netcava BBS

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