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Re: Toggle languages in Voiceover on Mac


From: glen walker
Date: Nov 30, 2020 11:44AM

I just tried this on my Mac, Catalina 10.15.3

I didn't have any languages installed prior to trying this. I went to the
"VoiceOver Utility" dialog and then the Speech settings. All that was
displayed was English so I added two new languages, Spanish and French, and
kept the default voices for those languages.

I then tried a simple test with

<button lang="es">hola</button>
<button lang="fr">merci>/button>

The first three buttons were announced in English.
The fourth button automatically switched to Spanish.
The fifth button automatically switched to French.

I didn't do anything special. It didn't matter if I tabbed to the buttons
or swiped left/right or used the left/right arrow keys. The language
switched automatically.

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 9:59 AM Schulz, Leslie < <EMAIL REMOVED> >

> I am accustomed to using JAWS to test web pages for lang="es" and other
> languages.
> I realized that some JAWS voices provide multiple language support and
> some do not.
> However, now, for my work, I am doing the same type of testing on a Mac.
> The OS is Catalina.
> I have installed multiple voices.
> I can hear Spanish being read when I choose it for a Spanish website or
> document.
> What I cannot do is get Voiceover to switch from 1 language to another in
> the middle of a page.
> On another forum I was told to Go to
> Settings/Accessibility/VoiceOver/Speech/Detect Languages/ and choose Toggle
> On.
> But there is not Toggle On for me on that screen.
> I would appreciate any guidance you can give.
> Thanks,
> Leslie
> Leslie Schulz
> Web Accessibility Specialist, Learning Center of Excellence
> Content and Learning | Higher Ed & Skills
> Quality Learning for All
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