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Re: alt text in 2 languages?

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From: Sachin Pavithran
Date: Apr 23, 2004 7:43AM


I know that JAWS does work great with German. One of the JAWS users here at
Utah State University uses JAWS with his German classes that he is enrolled
in.

Sachin


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Keegan" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 11:05 PM
Subject: RE: alt text in 2 languages?


> As far as the two big screen-readers are concerned, Window-Eyes and JAWS
> 5.0 will support the lang attribute for those language packs installed
> on the computer (installing the additional language packs occurs when
> you are installing either Window-Eyes or JAWS).
>
> About the only languages I have not tested this with is German,
> Portuguese, and Finnish (Spanish, French, and Italian worked for me).
>
> Take care,
> Sean
>
> Sean Keegan
> Web Accessibility Instructor
> High Tech Center Training Unit for the
> California Community Colleges
> 408.996.6044
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jukka K. Korpela [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 12:13 PM
> To: <EMAIL REMOVED>
> 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?
>
> > In practical terms, adding LANG attributes is not difficult, and is
> > forward compatible - and IMHO a good idea to implement at the
> > development stage (as opposed to having to retrofit a site 24 months
> > from now...).
>
> It depends. Using lang="..." for <html> and for large blocks of data,
> like block quotations in another language, is very easy. Using language
> markup for _all_ changes of languages, as required by the WAI
> recommendations but not applied even on WAI pages themselves, is quite
> complex, both theoretically, both theoretically and in practice.
>
> --
> Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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