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2021/07/09 22:59:00 (permalink)

Searching SSML instruction for "..."

Hi,
I looking for a way to get the same "sustention" with TTS as we use with  "..." at the end of a sentence. a sort of  hesitation...
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    Re: Searching SSML instruction for "..." 2021/07/10 05:05:13 (permalink)
    First an important note: the "ellipsis" ... may be spelled as 3 dots in the text you are listening to, but most often a special one Unicode character that looks like 3 dots is used (U+2026). You can do this with @Voice "Edit speech" function (on its Settings menu), but ONLY if the TTS engine and voices you are using support SSML commands, or at least support SSML "break" command. So add a new speech replacement like this:
     
    Type: Case sensitive
    Mach whole words only: UNCHECKED
    Pattern: ...
    Replace: ...<break time="500ms"/>
     
    BUT: THIS IS IMPORTANT - instead of manually typing the 3 dots in the Pattern and Replace fields, copy the "..." character or characters from the text you are reading, and paste it into these fields. Otherwise it won't work. Or if you want, create two replacements, one with Unicode ellipsis character, and another one with 3 dots typed manually, to cover all possible cases.
     
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