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Re: Title Attribute speaking Right Language in Wrong accent, but the rest of the page is fine


From: Sarah Jevnikar
Date: Oct 27, 2017 12:36PM

Thanks everyone for all your efforts. A change in language wouldn't be an unreasonable expectation, but the attribute inside the anchor tag should still be respected, in my mind.

Thank you for the JAWS github; I'll take a look. Could this qualify as an issue to report to NVDA as well?

Thank you,

Sarah Jevnikar

Accessibility Consultant

Digital Echidna

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-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Maxability A11Y
Sent: October 27, 2017 1:31 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Title Attribute speaking Right Language in Wrong accent, but the rest of the page is fine

Hi Sarah,

I just ran a page having page language set to Fr and the title of the link is spoken in English as you said. If I change my NVDA language to French the title too is read in French.
Steps you might know to change the language in NVDA but for my satisfaction they are Nvda key + n opens the NVDA settings.
Go to Preferences > Voice settings > Language and change to French.
Hoping that the French website readers set their screen reader preferred language to French this may work.

This is a great observation, thanks for bringing that up.

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 2:49 AM, Sarah Jevnikar < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> Thanks David and JP,
> The sound schemes is a good idea, but I'm not sure it's fair to expect
> everyone who wants to use this site to have made those changes.
> I tried adding the language attribute (below), which didn't work, but
> I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Maybe it's in the wrong place?
> <a lang="fr-fr" title="Aller à la page 2"
> href="http://google.ca/">2</a>
> Any thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Sarah
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of David Farough
> Sent: October 26, 2017 12:34 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Title Attribute speaking Right Language in Wrong
> accent, but the rest of the page is fine
> You might want to take a look at the speech and sound schemes settings
> in Jaws.
> To access these:
> .Open the settings centre (jaws key plus 6 on the number row), . type
> sch in the search edit field, . press f6 to move focus to the right
> panel on the screen and activate the modify scheme button.
> .activate the edit scheme button,
> This is a multi-page dialogue which allows you to control the way that
> Jaws handles various controls, attributes and many other features.
> in the attributes page of this dialogue there is a setting that
> governs how link attributes are spoken.
> You can make Jaws use different voice aliases or play various sounds etc.
> The other area you might want to explore is the speech profiles.
> Here you can specify settings for the various speech or voice aliases.
> I suspect that your scheme settings may be switching voices and using
> a voice that is set to speak English text.
> You will probably have to do some experimentation with these settings.
> I do not know what you would need to do for NVDA.
> David Farough
> Coordonnateur de l'accessibilité des applications, Services intégrés
> de gestion des TI Commission de la fonction publique du Canada /
> Gouvernement du Canada <EMAIL REMOVED> Tél: 819-420-8418 Télécopieur :
> 819-420-8408
> Application Accessibility Co-ordinator, Corporate IT Management Public
> Service Commission of Canada / Government of Canada
> <EMAIL REMOVED> Tel: 819-420-8418 / Fax: 819-420-8408
> >>> Sarah Jevnikar < <EMAIL REMOVED> > 10:00 AM Thursday, October
> 26, 2017 >>>
> Hi all,
> I'm testing a page with English and French versions with a screen reader.
> JAWS with NVDA, IE, Firefox and Chrome. Some of the links have title
> attributes for additional information. Though these are written in
> French, and the page itself has a French language attribute so is read
> in French properly, the title attributes are read with an English
> accent. Do title attributes require their own language attributes too,
> even if the page as a whole has the correct one?
> Any help you can provide is much appreciated.
> Merci!
> Sarah
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