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Re: Toggle languages in Voiceover on Mac


From: Jonathan Cohn
Date: Nov 30, 2020 7:51PM

VoiceOver support is still not as good on the Mac for this as on IOS. First make sure you have voices added for the languages you are working with. Then These are found in the speech area of VoiceOver utility. Then use the keystroke vo-command-shift left until you hear voice and use vo-command-shift-up until you hear automatically with based on language.
I can't be sure this works, because I usually only see English in my systems.
I have talked to a Greek person who claims that the Mac will just say greek letter X greek letter y when reading greek.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Cohn

> On Nov 30, 2020, at 11:59, Schulz, Leslie < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> 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
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