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Re: Bilingual Button
From: Chaals McCathie Nevile
Date: Sep 29, 2015 11:09AM
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On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 21:29:03 +0500, Chaals McCathie Nevile
< <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:59:42 +0500, Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>> We have a web application that presents bilingual forms
>> ... I do not believe that there is a valid method for properly
>> indicating two separate languages within the same button. Example:
>> <input type="submit" value="Submit/Guardar" />. So is it possible to
>> create a single button that will have correct language attributes for
>> two languages?
> Nope. Not unless you use the switch element in SVG, and I am not sure if
> you can do it even then - especially in practice.
I did a very simplistic bit of testing. On at least Yandex browser and
Vivaldi - so probably other Chromium-based browsers, and on Friefox and
Safari the following seems to work:
<!-- tests for language support -->
<foreignObject width="100" height="50" y="70" systemLanguage="zh">
<button>Voici des mots en franÃ§ais</button>
<foreignObject width="100" height="50" y="70" systemLanguage="es">
<foreignObject width="100" height="50" y="70" systemLanguage="en">
Although Firefox seems to take any systemLanguage that matches *a*
supported language, whereas Yandex matches the user's preferred language.
Some bugs to be filedâ¦
â¦and be aware that even if you do the systemLanguage detection, you may
find that many users who speak spanish are using an english setup - this
is why many browsers ignore the system's language for practical purposes
if they get a hint from some other information.
Charles McCathie Nevile - web standards - CTO Office, Yandex
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