Add a text tag
Tags are a form special markup, which can be inserted in the text in order to:
- improve pronunciation (e.g. pauses, phonetic transcriptions, reading mode and alternative selection
- enhance audio (e.g. special sounds or background music)
- change the configuration of the speech engine during the synthesis (e.g. voice, speech rate,
These tags can either be directly typed into the text editor (see tags doc) or be inserted into text from the
The tag list is divided in four tabs :
: tags modifying the voice settings.
: tags modifying the pronunciation
: play or mix audio sound using the sound files you imported
: personalised tags created by user
To insert a tag from the list, simply place the cursor in the text where you want to insert the tag and click on
the tag in the tag list on the right.
Depending on tag, either will it be inserted directly in the text or a pop-up window will appear letting you
choose the setting value.
Validate and the tag will be inserted in the text.
For some tags you can also select a part of the text and a closing tag will be added with the reset to default value.
User tags are very useful when you need a succession of tags you often use.
To create user tags, select a portion of text in the Editor you want to save as a user tag then right click.
In contextual menu choose 'save as user tag' menu item and follow the steps.
The user tag will appear in the 'User' tab in the tag list on the right.
Simply click on it to insert it again in a text.
Alternative selection (\sel tag)
Sometimes you encounter words that do not sound the way you expect.
For example, a part of the word may sound over-accentuated, or it can have strange intonation or even
some sounds might be missing.
In such cases, you may find a better solution for your utterance with the \sel tag.
You can access it by three steps :
- select the word(s) (no more than 10 words) you want to change in the Editor
- right-click in Editor
- click Alternative selection item menu
The window lets you select between 10 alternative selections of each word in the required utterance.
Click on a utterance to listen to the new alternative selection, which you can
compare to the original renditions.
When you're happy with the new selection, click "ok" and tags \sel=altN\ will be inserted in text in the
If select an alternative on a word instead of the whole utterance, it can influence the pronunciation of the
previous and following words in this utterance.
If you add \sel tags to a part of the sentence with the help of this editing window, and then you edit another
part of the sentence, it may sometimes be possible that the first edits are affected.
To avoid this you can select subparts of the sentence delimited by punctuation signs or pauses.
Add word(s) into dictionary
If you feel a word is not well pronounced you can directly import it into a dictionary
Simply select it in the editor text box and right click.
Select 'Add to dictionary' option
A dictionary window will open asking you to select into which dictionary import
Some specific project settings can be set.
There will be applied to the entire project and so on all the project texts.
Click on the 'settings' button below the project list.