After getting some comments that it was unfair to count TAGS in the cost of the text-to-speech conversion, we have recently improved the counting of how many credits are necessary to create a sound file, to make sure that the amount of credits reflects more precisely the amount of audio needed to convert the text into speech:
- We now filter out all TAGS from the text, with the exception of the PRN tag (used to specify a phonetic pronunciation). For PRN tags we count the number of phonemes specified within the tag as if they were characters.
- In counting credits we also take now into account the substitions made by the pronunciation editor.
As a result of these changes, you will notice that when you type or paste a text you will now see 2 numbers under the box. One stating the amount of characters in the text, and one stating the amount of credits needed to convert the text into speech.