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Re: Language Switching with Screen Readers


From: Schulz, Leslie
Date: Mar 29, 2021 7:43AM

To Glen Walker,
Yes, I would like the screen reader to change voices while teaching a language, so one word in English and its definition in Spanish or similar situations.

I will look into using the Rotor.
I can manually switch from one language to another in Mac Voiceover, but it is an all of nothing for me.

For NVDA, you must change the Synthesizer to eSpeak NG.
You may also have to download some voices/languages.
Thanks for your suggestions!

To Joe Humbert:
Voiceover on MacOs v10.15.7 switches for you automatically.
It does NOT switch for me.
I have downloaded languages.
I have downloaded voices.
I have tried to find a toggle to turn on language switching.
In another group, I was sent a screen shot that showed a toggle, but it was for the iPad.
I believe the iPad and the iPhone easily support language switching.

If you are using a MacBook Pro laptop, then I still wish for insight as to where the settings are that I am missing.

The page you sent shows English all in one paragraph and Francais all in one paragraph.
I know there is a keyboard shortcut to first read all English and then use the keyboard shortcut to switch to the other language. I don't know if that is how you are reading those 2 paragraphs. But that is not what I need. I need the language switching to take place from 1 word or phrase to the next, back and forth. I can get this to work in both JAWS and NVDA, but not VoiceOver.

The tall boys-los muchachos altos

The tall girls-las muchachas altas

Thank you, Joe,

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