SpeechSynthesisUtterance.onerror

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

The onerror property of the SpeechSynthesisUtterance interface represents an event handler that will run when an error occurs that prevents the utterance from being succesfully spoken (when the error event fires.)

Syntax

speechSynthesisUtteranceInstance.onerror = 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.onerror = function(event) {
    console.log('An error has occurred with the speech synthesis: ' + event.error);
  }

  inputTxt.blur();
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'onerror' 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

62

61 — 621

No7.1 ?

1. From version 61 until version 62 (exclusive): this feature is behind the media.webspeech.synth.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.

See also

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