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Re: ISO Language codes and AT

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From: John Foliot
Date: Nov 24, 2014 1:31PM


Karl Groves wrote:

>

> I'm interested in the practical level of support for language codes

> among ATs. While I'm well aware of the ISO standards for the languages,

> I'm ignorant of which standards the ATs actually support and

> understand.



According to Freedom Scientific, JAWS currently supports the following
languages and language codes:



. French, lang="fr"

. Spanish, lang="es"

. Portuguese, lang="pt"

. German, lang="de"

. Russian, lang="ru"

. Finnish, lang="fi"

. Italian, lang="it"

. Greek, lang="el"

. Polish, lang="pl"

. Chinese, lang="zh-cn"

(source: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Training/Surfs-Up/Languages.htm -
hint: look at the source code :-) )



VoiceOver claims support for the following languages:
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201917



.but being as I am towards iFruit hardware, I am not sure if a) VO supports
langauage changes on the fly, b) which ISO codes they support officially,
although this page may give you a hint:
http://support.apple.com/tr-tr/HT3562 - again a peak at the source code
suggests that ISO 639-2 *may* be the answer:

<snip>
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-kw"
href="http://support.apple.com/en-kw/HT3562">

<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-bh"
href="http://support.apple.com/en-bh/HT3562">

<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-jo"
href="http://support.apple.com/en-jo/HT3562">

<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-qa"
href="http://support.apple.com/en-qa/HT3562">

</snip>



(There are a whole pile more!)





HTH.



JF

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John Foliot
Web Accessibility Specialist
W3C Invited Expert - Accessibility

Co-Founder, Open Web Camp