Disappointed at the lack of SSML support in the Speech Synthesis Web API in most browsers (bar allegedly Edge), but pleasantly surprised to have the API read out 🌧 as “cloud with rain”.

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  • Any recommended reading? I’ve got the theory, but I’m betting there’s some best practices out there

  • Have you any accessible demo’s? I’ve SSML on the list of things to do for an Alexa app but haven’t got that far yet

  • It seems to be pretty good, hoping to get some time in the next week or two to play with it

  • Not right now sadly. It’s a very hacked together app I’ve done over a few evenings. I had it happily generating SSML _before_ discovering that the browsers didn’t support it. Alexa and the like apparently have good support.