The <voice> tag allows the application to change the voice of the TTS speaker from the input text.


gender The gender types can only be "male", "female", or "neutral".
age An integer value representing the age.
variant This attribute is not supported.
name Please see Chapter 4 for information on what names are available.
xml:lang Please see Chapter 4 for information on what languages are available.


Default values are dependent on the voice selected at TTS daemon startup time. For more information, see Chapter 4. NOTE: If using the <voice> tag with the <audio> tag, please keep in mind that the <voice> tag will need to be embedded within the <audio> tag for it to work properly.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<vxml version="2.0">
        <voice name="crystal">
          Hi, I'm Crystal.
        <voice name="mike">
          Hi, I'm Mike.

The output of the above script would be:

Computer: (in Crystal's voice) Hi, I'm Crystal.
Computer: (in Mike's voice) Hi, I'm Mike.

Child Tags

<audio>, <break>, <emphasis>, <enumerate>, <mark>, <p>, <paragraph>, <phoneme>, <prosody>, <s>, <say-as>, <sentence>, <speak>, <sub>, <value>, <voice>

Parent Tags

<audio>, <emphasis>, <enumerate>, <foreach>, <p>, <paragraph>, <prompt>, <prosody>, <s>, <sentence>, <speak>, <voice>