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I like to create some audio files for my web site. These are all
language files to help the visitor learn a foreign language. There is
no music.

As far as I know, I can create three types of such files: .wav, .mp3
and .wma. But my knowledge may be too old. Is there any new type?

I've seen an indicator for audio files in some language-learning pages.
It is a small trumpet. Clicking it would play the sound file. Is
this small trumpet a graphic file, such as of .gif or .jpg, or
automatically created by the software for the audio files? I've
created all .wav, .mp3 and .wma files, but did not see the option for
displaying this small trumpet.

My software for creating .wav files came with Windows XP, and that for
..mp3 and .wma files was downloaded free, thus may not be sophisticated
enough.

Thanks for information.

Jul 24 '05 #1
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<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>
I've seen an indicator for audio files in some language-learning pages.
It is a small trumpet. Clicking it would play the sound file. Is
this small trumpet a graphic file, such as of .gif or .jpg, or
automatically created by the software for the audio files?

<snip>

Most that I see are just image icon (image links). There are variations on
that sound icon available for free on the WWW.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-wwwicn.html
Desriptions of the entites, with suggested renderings. The part `[test:
xxx]' shows the entity in actual use.

(or: , or: ) [test: &audio;]
&audio; - audio sequence. A sound fragment, such as a piece of music or
speech. When used in a link, it will play the sound. Example: links to audio
files in Gopher menus; the current time in a synthesized voice.
from: w3.org
Carla


Jul 24 '05 #2
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>
I've seen an indicator for audio files in some language-learning pages. It is a small trumpet. Clicking it would play the sound file. Is
this small trumpet a graphic file, such as of .gif or .jpg, or
automatically created by the software for the audio files? <snip>

Most that I see are just image icon (image links). There are

variations on that sound icon available for free on the WWW.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-wwwicn.html
Desriptions of the entites, with suggested renderings. The part `[test: xxx]' shows the entity in actual use.

(or: , or: ) [test: &audio;]
&audio; - audio sequence. A sound fragment, such as a piece of music or speech. When used in a link, it will play the sound. Example: links to audio files in Gopher menus; the current time in a synthesized voice.
from: w3.org


Thanks. I visited the page, and understood that when placing the code
&audio; in the html page, the sound icon will display, just like the
&copy; for the copyright symbol. I did. But what appeared is not the
sound symbol, but still code &audio; itself.

Could you teach more? Thanks again.

Jul 24 '05 #3

<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>


Thanks. I visited the page, and understood that when placing the code
&audio; in the html page, the sound icon will display, just like the
&copy; for the copyright symbol. I did. But what appeared is not the
sound symbol, but still code &audio; itself.

Could you teach more? Thanks again.


My post had some unexpected code in it. I pasted the info from the w3.org
website. Sorry to all.

I don't know why it didn't work for you. I didn't even know there was code
that would render a sound icon, until I read that at w3.org. That page is
dated 1996, so I'm guessing it isn't working in browsers still.

Have you searched for webdings? I'll try to find a link for you.

Carla
Jul 24 '05 #4

<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>


Thanks. I visited the page, and understood that when placing the code
&audio; in the html page, the sound icon will display, just like the
&copy; for the copyright symbol. I did. But what appeared is not the
sound symbol, but still code &audio; itself.

Could you teach more? Thanks again.


I'm so stupid. You still need the .gifs. That's what showed up as
attachments to my post. Did you include the .gifs in the application you're
building your page in or in the directory where the page is located online?

Carla
Jul 24 '05 #5
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>
Thanks. I visited the page, and understood that when placing the code &audio; in the html page, the sound icon will display, just like the &copy; for the copyright symbol. I did. But what appeared is not the sound symbol, but still code &audio; itself.

Could you teach more? Thanks again.


I'm so stupid. You still need the .gifs. That's what showed up as
attachments to my post. Did you include the .gifs in the application

you're building your page in or in the directory where the page is located online?
Carla


I understand that there are some .gif files for the image of trumpet
somewhere on the Internet. I can either use one of them with the tag
<img src='http://www.xyz.gif'> directly on the Internet, or copy and
save it as a .gif file to the hard drive of my computer, then upload it
to my web site. Or I can just draw a trumpet with a graphic software,
such as Photoshop, save it as .gif file and use it.

What I need is something similar to the trumpet in the following page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/germa...unds_pop.shtml

It is a pity there is no an entity for this symbol that we can just
type &audio; to use.

Thanks Carla.

Jul 24 '05 #6
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>
Thanks. I visited the page, and understood that when placing the code &audio; in the html page, the sound icon will display, just like the &copy; for the copyright symbol. I did. But what appeared is not the sound symbol, but still code &audio; itself.

Could you teach more? Thanks again.


I'm so stupid. You still need the .gifs. That's what showed up as
attachments to my post. Did you include the .gifs in the application

you're building your page in or in the directory where the page is located online?
Carla


I understand that there are some .gif files for the image of trumpet
somewhere on the Internet. I can either use one of them with the tag
<img src='http://www.xyz.gif'> directly on the Internet, or copy and
save it as a .gif file to the hard drive of my computer, then upload it
to my web site. Or I can just draw a trumpet with a graphic software,
such as Photoshop, save it as .gif file and use it.

What I need is something similar to the trumpet in the following page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/germa...unds_pop.shtml

It is a pity there is no an entity for this symbol that we can just
type &audio; to use.

Thanks Carla.

Jul 24 '05 #7
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g14g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
<snip>
Thanks. I visited the page, and understood that when placing the code &audio; in the html page, the sound icon will display, just like the &copy; for the copyright symbol. I did. But what appeared is not the sound symbol, but still code &audio; itself.

Could you teach more? Thanks again.


I'm so stupid. You still need the .gifs. That's what showed up as
attachments to my post. Did you include the .gifs in the application

you're building your page in or in the directory where the page is located online?
Carla


I understand that there are some .gif files for the image of trumpet
somewhere on the Internet. I can either use one of them with the tag
<img src='http://www.xyz.gif'> directly on the Internet, or copy and
save it as a .gif file to the hard drive of my computer, then upload it
to my web site. Or I can just draw a trumpet with a graphic software,
such as Photoshop, save it as .gif file and use it.

What I need is something similar to the trumpet in the following page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/germa...unds_pop.shtml

It is a pity there is no an entity for this symbol that we can just
type &audio; to use.

Thanks Carla.

Jul 24 '05 #8

<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
c.thornquist wrote:
<fu******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
<snip> I understand that there are some .gif files for the image of trumpet
somewhere on the Internet. I can either use one of them with the tag
<img src='http://www.xyz.gif'> directly on the Internet, or copy and
save it as a .gif file to the hard drive of my computer, then upload it
to my web site. Or I can just draw a trumpet with a graphic software,
such as Photoshop, save it as .gif file and use it.

What I need is something similar to the trumpet in the following page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/germa...unds_pop.shtml

It is a pity there is no an entity for this symbol that we can just
type &audio; to use.


Right. I'm guessing that's what the w3c was hoping for (re the info in the
link I posted). I tried out &audio; too, but no luck. The link you gave had
the icons in FLASH, but you prob checked the source already.

HTML for various icons is a good idea. Maybe someone here is more abreast of
developments.

Good luck.

Carla
Jul 24 '05 #9

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