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RE: alt text in 2 languages?


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Apr 22, 2004 12:48PM

Cool, just ran a test using JAWS 5 for Windows (40 minute DEMO) on both a
HTML page and an "accessible" PDF.

Using, <p lang="en">My name is John.</p> and <p lang="fr">Je m'appelle
Jean.</p>, JAWS read both paragraphs using the proper pronunciation of the
words. However, neither the Read Out Loud accessibility feature in Acrobat
6, nor JAWS when reading the PDF, switched language - there are many
potential accessibility features that PDFs could incorporate but are still

So, there you have it: both English and French are supported in HTML and
JAWS 5 will switch between them on the fly.

Julian Rickards
Digital Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publications Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Phone: (705) 670-5608
Fax: (705) 670-5690

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jukka K. Korpela [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 3:13 PM
> Subject: RE: alt text in 2 languages?
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:
> > I have been told that the latest version of JAWS now
> > also supports the LANG attribute and will do the switch
> (although I have not
> > personally verified this).
> That's good news. Can anyone confirm this and give more
> details, like the
> repertoire of languages supported?

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