[Hpr] Suggestion: Phonetic host names

Nigel Verity nigelverity at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 24 06:45:45 PDT 2018

It's always annoying when somebody mispronounces your name but I think the same issue probably exists for some of the episode titles, especially when acronyms or application/trade names are included.

For first-language English speakers it's probably not so much of a problem but HPR has plenty of listeners for whom English is a 2nd language, so deciphering eSpeak might sometimes not be so easy. Would it be such a big deal to either request hosts to make their own introductions or, failing that, find a volunteer with a good speaking voice to pre-record episode introductions? Since slots are booked in advance it should be possible for the "announcer" to record them in batches, thereby reducing the burden.

From: Hpr <hpr-bounces at hackerpublicradio.org> on behalf of Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie>
Sent: 24 March 2018 13:11
To: hpr at hackerpublicradio.org
Subject: Re: [Hpr] Suggestion: Phonetic host names

On 2018-03-24 10:00, Dave Lee wrote:

> Is there enough demand to request that a change is made, or is this
> simply a case of "suck it up, Dave"?

Not at all - great idea.

Here is the list of host names

Send me the hostid and the correct Phonetic string for espeak and I'll
make it happen.


Ken Fallon

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