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RE: alt text in 2 languages?


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Apr 27, 2004 5:48AM

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jukka K. Korpela

> FrontPage, for example, seems to insert a meta tag with
> http-equiv="Content-Language" according to its own language settings.

I ran your suggested test using FrontPage's <meta> language settings and set
the default language to French. I then typed a French paragraph, then I
typed an English paragraph with <p lang="en"> and the first paragraph was
read in French (the default setting) and the second paragraph was read in

So, JAWS 5.0 does support language switching whether using the W3C's <html
lang=""> or FrontPage's <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="fr">.
We should have anticipated this given that Microsoft's products are so
prevalent and it makes sense that Freedom Scientific would support all MS

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