The CSS reference

"voice-family" - css property (v. css 2)

  • To specify the voice family of the speaking
  • Initial value: depends on user agent
  • The property is inherited
  • HTML usage: all elements
  • The value is a comma-separated, prioritized list of voice family names.
  • Browsers that support the voice-family - property :
    Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Google Chrome Apple Safari
Typical usage:
h1 { voice-family: announcer, male }
p.part.romeo  { voice-family: romeo, male }
p.part.juliet { voice-family: juliet, female }

Possible voice-family values:

Values Comments CSS
specific-voice Values are specific instances (e.g., comedian, trinoids, carlos, lani). 2
generic-voice Values are voice families. Possible values are 'male', 'female', and 'child'. 2
slow Same as 120 words per minute. 2
medium Same as 180 - 200 words per minute. 2
fast Same as 300 words per minute. 2
x-fast Same as 500 words per minute. 2
faster Adds 40 words per minute to the current speech rate. 2
slower Subtracts 40 words per minutes from the current speech rate. 2
inherit Will inherit the value from parent specification. 2
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