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From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Jul 30, 2012 10:40AM


Hi the lang attribute I am refering to is in the header of the page,
not in individual parts of the page (in that respect screen readers do
not do a great job), but I haae often seen page headers that read
"lang=en_us" when page text is in Icelandic, and Jaws and Dolphin at
least both try to read the Icelandic text on the page with the English
synth and pronounciation rules.
So, in my opinion, that belonged in this discussion, plus it was
already mentioned earlier. If that is not consistent, I do appologize.
It is just an issue I have seen frequently, and I felt it migh an
opportnity to bring people's attention to this matter.


On 7/30/12, Jukka K. Korpela < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 2012-07-30 17:11, Birkir R. Gunnarsson wrote:
>
>> In a non-English speaking country/website, adding the lang element to
>> the header is all important for screen readers,
>
> Please provide information about screen readers that actually pay
> attention to lang attributes (they are attributes, not elements). As far
> as I know, such behavior is very limited, but things may have changed.
>
> I don't think the issue has anything to do with meta elements or with
> the previous topic of the discussion, which was:
>
>>>> How can omitting the character set be conforming?
>
> Yucca
>
>
> > > >