<voice>

<voice>

The <voice> tag allows the application to change the voice of the TTS speaker from the input text.

Attributes

Name

Description

gender

The gender types can only be “male”, “female”, or “neutral”.

age

An integer value representing the age.

variant

This attribute is not supported.

name

Please see TTS Engine Characteristics for information on what names are available.

xml:lang

Please see TTS Engine Characteristics for information on what languages are available.

Notes

Default values are dependent on the voice selected at TTS daemon startup time. For more information, see TTS Engine Characteristics. NOTE: If using the <voice> tag with the <audio> tag, please keep in mind that the <voice> tag will need to be embedded within the <audio> tag for it to work properly.

Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
<form>
<block>
<prompt>
<voice name="crystal">
Hi, I'm Crystal.
</voice>
<voice name="mike">
Hi, I'm Mike.
</voice>
</prompt>
</block>
</form>
</vxml>

The output of the above script would be:

Computer: (in Crystal's voice) Hi, I'm Crystal. Computer: (in Mike's voice) Hi, I'm Mike.

Child Tags

<audio>, <break>, <emphasis>, <enumerate>, <mark>, <paragraph>, <phoneme>, <prosody>, <say-as>, <sentence>, <speak>, <sub>, <value>, <voice>

Parent Tags

<audio>, <emphasis>, <enumerate>, <foreach>, <paragraph>, <prompt>, <prosody>, <sentence>, <speak>, <voice>