gender voice variants

Phillips, Addison addison at
Tue Dec 18 06:04:07 CET 2012

It doesn't sound like a valid use to me: it's not a language variation.

I could see it as an additional private use ID or as part of an extension used in a format like SSML. But I have a hard time thinking of it as a language variation. What next? Accent?


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

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Peter Constable <petercon at> wrote:

I was thinking about this the other day dealing with the male/female voice variants for Nokia Maps. I don’t recall that anyone has ever proposed variant subtags for male voice vs. female voice for use on speech assets. (I suppose child voice might be another relevant variant.) Does it seem appropriate to handle these voice distinctions via variant subtags on a language tag?

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