Which browsers do support speech?

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Post » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:50 pm

Hi!

I've tested c2 voice recognition. It is even better than the builtin voice recognition from my operating system. But it does have a flaw: the user has to use the right browser for it to work.

I suggest making:

a) A list of browsers with speech recognition
Chrome 31/Windows XP => ok
Opera 19/Win XP => Fail
Explorer 8/Win XP =>C2 not supported


b) A list of browsers with speech synthesis
Chrome 31/Windows XP =>Fail
Chrome latest / Windows 7 => Fail
Opera 19 / Win XP => Fail.
Explorer 8/ WinXP => C2 not supported

Did anyone heard about a browser supporting speech synthesis?
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Post » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:22 pm

Google Canary/34 under windows XP has speech synthesis. There is a flaw: it speaks any language (like "es") with English speech. It sounds like the good old "English Sam" supplied in (what?) Spanish versions of Windows from the late nineties. Hey, Silicon Valley people, there's life outside the USA!
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Post » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:47 pm

Speech synthesis
Safari for OSX
Safari for IOS
For dev:
-OSX Webkit Framework 10.6 to now (as Webview)
-IOS Webkit Framework 4.0.1 to now (as Webview)
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Post » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:06 am

Speech recognition

Safari for OSX (7.0.1)
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Post » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:30 am

I have speech synthesis on Windows 8.1 using Chrome 33.

It sounds amazing too.
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Post » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:50 am

@cherbert Does Windows 8 Chrome 33 support Speech synthesis for French, German or Spanish?
@thejbos Does OSX safari support Speech synthesis for French, German or Spanish?
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Post » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:40 pm

OSX Safari & IOS Safari

The multilingual support is for all languages ??that translated this OS.

So the answer is YES
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Post » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:08 am

That makes Apple rule! I don't use to like Apple, but I have to concede they have been working on speech since the old days of Mac Classic.
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Post » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:04 pm

Like with most new web platform features, the supported browsers will change over time. As generally happens new features land in Firefox and Chrome first, and then other browsers catch up.

HTML5test.com and caniuse.com are good places to check support, although they list different sets of features. Only HTML5test seems to have speech recognition and synthesis, and there are lists of supported browsers here:

http://html5test.com/compare/feature/audio-speechrecognition.html

http://html5test.com/compare/feature/audio-speechsynthesis.html

We also have ScirraMark which is a good way to quickly check a specific browser for C2-related HTML5 features.

Don't forget if Chrome supports a feature, that means node-webkit and Crosswalk will also support it, and if Firefox supports a feature, Firefox OS will likely also support it (although it's on a slower release cycle).Ashley2014-02-09 14:05:46
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Post » Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:59 pm

Thanks, @Ashley!

An important question is, what languages are supported and where are browsers available.

My chrome 32 says it is "up to date"; chrome 33 is not available for my system (or maybe for my country), and chrome 34 (a "canary" beta for developers) does not support my language.

Another important questions is, wich exports do allow using speech.

I just tried to make an Android speech test with XDK and, while XDK builtin emulator seems to support speech synthesis, when you export your project, it is not supported at all. So many features are "lost in translation" unless you use node-webkit or HTML5-site export.

I want to make an "interactive fiction" speech game, but I need something to both talk and listen non-english languages.

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