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Re: Html Lang code for page


From: Roger Hudson
Date: Dec 22, 2015 1:01PM

Joseph, it might be worth reminding the developers that English may not be the first language for every screen reader user in an English speaking country (for example) and some of these people will use their first language (Spanish for example) as the default language for their technology. In this case, if there is no lang="en", all the 'English' will sound strange and with some languages incomprehensible.

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From: Steve Faulkner [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, 23 December 2015 4:08 AM
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On 22 December 2015 at 17:01, Joseph Sherman < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> when a Spanish screen reader user comes to an English page without a
> lang attribute?

It will read the english with spanish pronunciations.

I am having trouble understanding why it is so tiresome to add lane="en" to the HTML it's a copy and paste affair.


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