Brett Zamir <> writes:

> On 6/5/2014 3:05 AM, wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 3:26 AM, Daniel Morris
>> <> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> With existing assistive technology such as screen readers, and more
>>> recently the pervasiveness of new technologies such as Siri and Google
>>> Now to name two examples, I have been thinking about the
>>> appropriateness and potential of having a way to represent the
>>> pronunciation of words on a web page.
>>> There is currently no other text-level semantic that I know of for
>>> pronunciation, but we have elements for abbreviation and definition.
>>> As an initial suggestion:
>>> <pronounce ipa=??a?p?d?>iPad</pronounce>
>>> (Where the `ipa` attribute is the pronunciation using the
>>> International Phonetic Alphabet.)
>>> What are your thoughts on this, or does something already exist that I
>>> am not aware of?
>> This is already theoretically addressed by <link rel=pronunciation>,
>> linking to a well-defined pronunciation file format.  Nobody
>> implements that, but nobody implements anything new either, of course.
>> ~TJ
> I think it'd be a lot easier for sites, say along the lines of 
> Wikipedia, to support inline markup to allow users to get a word 
> referenced at the beginning of an article, for example, pronounced 
> accurately.
> Brett

Is there any reason one cannot use the <ruby> element for pronunciation?


<ruby>Elfriede Jelinek<rp> (</rp><rt>ɛlˈfʀiːdə ˈjɛlinɛk</rt><rp>) </rp></ruby>

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann

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