A custom counter style can be constructed with a meaning that is obvious visually, but impossible to meaningfully represent via a speech synthesizer or other non-visual means, or possible but nonsensical when naively read out loud. The 'speak-as' descriptor describes how to synthesize the spoken form of a counter formatted with the given counter style.

Motivation

A counter style can be constructed with a meaning that is obvious visually, but impossible to meaningfully represent via a speech synthesizer or other non-visual means, or possible but nonsensical when naively read out loud. The speak-as descriptor describes how to synthesize the spoken form of a counter formatted with the given counter style.

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Blink>CSS


No active development (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 94
  • Chrome for Android release 94
  • Android WebView release 94

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

Owner

Comments

This descriptor is part of CSS custom counter styles (https://chromestatus.com/feature/5692693659254784#details). Its implementation was postponed until a spec issue (https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/6040) has been resolved.

Last updated on 2021-07-20