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Microsoft HoloLens Developer’s Guide by Dennis Vroegop

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Overview of the most important SSML tags

There are a lot of tags you can use to make your voice more lifelike. A lot of them are described in the standards, but some of the details are left to the supplier of the engine. In the following table, I give you an overview of the most important tags and how to use them in a way that the Microsoft synthesizer understands:

Element

Description

Attributes

break

A pause in the spoken text.

strength, time

emphasis

Makes the part in this element more prominent.

level

p

Paragraph.

-

s

Sentence inside a paragraph.

-

phoneme

Turns the pronunciation into a phonetic one. Used to spell out numbers and characters.

ph, alphabet

prosody

Controls the rate, pitch, ...

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