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Re: Lang attribute not P1 ?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 13:25:13 -0500
Message-ID: <36B74309.C99ADD69@w3.org>
To: pjenkins@us.ibm.com
CC: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
pjenkins@us.ibm.com wrote:
> 
> The Japanese version of Home Page Reader does not (currently) use LANG
> attribute. English and Japanese use completely different character set
> (Alphabet and Kanji). Therefore detecting Japanese and English is not so
> difficult for TTS Engine. ProTALKER does not speak Native-English. It
> speaks limited English word in Japanese accent.  We are looking at
> supporting the LANG attribute in the future.
> 
> I agree that it is not a P1 for authors, but perhaps a high priority for
> UAs

Currently [1], support for "lang" is just one aspect of Priority 1 
support for HTML.

 - Ian

[1]
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-WAI-USERAGENT-19981112/#gl-language-access-features

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