We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched a new feature called Lexicons.
Up until now, publishers and content creators had to fix the pronunciation for specific words every time they submitted a new article. It was repetitive, time consuming and frustrating.
We listened (hey it’s what we do best) and set off to develop a better editing experience.
We’re now rolling out the Lexicons feature.
From now on it’s possible to edit and save words used often, and we’ll know to use the corrected version every time.
For the convenience of our current client, below is a quick walkthrough on how to use the new feature (though we think you’ll find it intuitive).
Setting up a new Lexicon:
Under the configuration menu, you’ll find the Lexicon option:
In the Lexicon page, you’ll see a list of all the Lexicons configured to your account. Note that each channel you want to use Lexicons for, must have a Lexicon attached (a channel is the “podcast” holding all the episodes in it, a Lexicon can be attached to multiple channels).
Click on Add Lexicon at the top left of the screen:
The following window will appear:
Let’s go over the fields:
- Name: give your Lexicon a name. Please bear in mind that it could be used for a specific channel or multiple ones.
- Language: indicate the language used in this Lexicon. It’s important to note that one Lexicon supports only one language,
- Channels: connect the relevant channels to this Lexicon (one or many) you can also connect from the channel itself later.
Click Create and the following pop up will appear.
Adding words to a Lexicons:
The first way to add words is from the Add words pop up:
In this pop-up, you can add all the words you would like:
- When reading: indicate the word you would like to change the pronunciation of
- Read as: indicate the way you would like it to be read
- Comment: leave a note to yourself and the team on why did you made the change
And click Add to lexicon.
Go ahead and add all the words you would like.
The other two ways are directly from the editor.
From the pronunciation menu:
Clicking on it will open a list with all the words already existing in the lexicon. On the bottom, you’ll find create new pronunciation:
Simply write the original word you would like to change, and the way you would like it to be read and click Add Pronunciation.
The last way is by adding a pronunciation to a word in the text:
Add the pronunciation you see fit and make sure to check the save to pronunciation checkbox to make sure it is saved for future usage.
A few things worth knowing:
- You can know what Lexicon is connected to what channel from the channel configuration tab. Example:
- The channel must have a language configured (under Audio creation defaults) in order to avoid conflicts.
That just about wraps things up. We truly believe that this feature will help publishers and content creators turn their content into audio in a more accurate and efficient way. We’re working around the clock to improve and will keep at it!
Please drop us a line of feedback (good OR bad!) so we’ll know if there’s anything you’d like us to work on, add, improve, or simply tell us we rock. 😉
Viva la audio revolution!