SpeechSynthesisUtterance.onboundary

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The onboundary property of the SpeechSynthesisUtterance interface represents an event handler that will run when the spoken utterance reaches a word or sentence boundary (when the boundary event fires.)

Syntax

speechSynthesisUtteranceInstance.onboundary = function() { ... };

Examples

var synth = window.speechSynthesis;

var inputForm = document.querySelector('form');
var inputTxt = document.querySelector('input');
var voiceSelect = document.querySelector('select');

var voices = synth.getVoices();

  ...

inputForm.onsubmit = function(event) {
  event.preventDefault();

  var utterThis = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance(inputTxt.value);
  var selectedOption = voiceSelect.selectedOptions[0].getAttribute('data-name');
  for(i = 0; i < voices.length ; i++) {
    if(voices[i].name === selectedOption) {
      utterThis.voice = voices[i];
    }
  }

  synth.speak(utterThis);

  utterThis.onboundary = function(event) {
    console.log(event.name + ' boundary reached after ' + event.elapsedTime + ' milliseconds.');
  }

  inputTxt.blur();
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'onboundary' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support33 Yes49 No217
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support3333 Yes No No7.1 ?

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