Re: more on symbol pronounciation


Level indicates at what symbol level the character is spoken, and preserve controls whether the symbol is actually sent to the synthesizer or not, so for the bang/exclamation point, its replacement is spoken at symbol level all and is always sent to the synthesizer so it can decide to handle the punctuation mark in the way it chooses. The sentence ending version of the period is used at the end of sentences, and the other period entry is used for everything else.

On 7/2/2018 4:35 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
It's also not entirely clear to me what the "level" and "preserve" settings mean and how they interact with each other and how order in the list might influence things as well.

Since the sentence ending period (dot) and exclamation point (bang) are noted as level all and preserve always, while further down we have the period character with dot (the pronunciation) with level some and preserve never and the exclamation point character with bang with level all and preserve never it's really unclear to me what one would have to do to get context specific pronunciation.

When you throw in decimal point, which shows no actual character, just the name decimal point, things become more unclear.

I generally use "bang" for the exclamation point only in the context of programming or when writing out a keystroke sequence that requires its use, but "exclamation point" when talking about it as a punctuation mark.

When it comes to the period character it's period as punctuation in written English or other natural language, dot in things like URLs or other classification systems, and point in numbers.


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