Here are the goals of the Speech Markdown project:

  1. Get Speech Markdown added (as an alternative formatting syntax to SSML) to all Voice Assistant platforms.
  2. Support platforms that use SSML by providing formatters to convert Speech Markdown to their specific flavor of SSML.
  3. Provide libraries to easily use Speech Markdown in various frameworks such as Alexa Skills Kit SDK, Jovo Framework, and others.
  4. Integrate Speech Markdown into all tools that allow content authors to enter and format text.
  5. Encourage the creation of web editors that support marking content and generating Speech Markdown.
  6. Create syntax highlighting extensions for various editors such as VS Code and Atom.