gender voice variants

Doug Ewell doug at
Tue Dec 18 19:13:21 CET 2012

Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:

> I'm not at all suggesting a need to capture the wide variety of
> language-usage scenarios suggested. Rather, I'm talking about a very
> small and specific set of cases that are going to be very common as
> natural user interfaces continue to evolve: e.g., "I want the audio
> prompts in the UI to be in Czech and in a male voice".

OK, for this limited scope I agree that "generic" variants (i.e. with no
Prefix) might make sense.

"Male" is only four letters, so it can't be a variant subtag, but this
is probably a Good Thing since 'male' and 'female' would likely be
misused for language-specific dialects. You are probably looking for
something like 'mvoice' and 'fvoice'.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­

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