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Re: ISO Language codes and AT

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From: Steve Faulkner
Date: Nov 24, 2014 9:54AM


On 24 November 2014 at 16:39, Jukka K. Korpela < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Quick answer: in my limited experience, ISO 639-1 (alpha-2) codes work to
> the extent that language codes work at all, which basically means a support
> to a small set of languages in some software. So lang="en" does not do
> harm, probably, as long as the content is actually in English, and on sunny
> days it might do some good; but lang="eng" will probably be mostly ignored,
> and lang="en-US" might actually work less than lang="en".


NVDA is localized into 45 languages,

but i think it the speech synthesizer that matters more:
language info for espeak which is bundled with NVDA


English Voices

en
is the standard default English voice.

en-us
American English.

en-sc
English with a Scottish accent.

en-n
en-rp
en-wm

are different English voices. These can be considered caricatures of
various British accents: Northern, Received Pronunciation, West Midlands
respectively.

also see 3.4 Other Languages
http://espeak.sourceforge.net/languages.html
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Regards

SteveF
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