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RE: what languages can screen readers read in?

From: John Foliot - WATS.ca <foliot@wats.ca>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 09:13:41 -0400
To: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi Julian,

Currently, IBM HPR supports the following languages: American English,
British English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese,

JAWs screen reading software supports: American English, British English,
Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French, French Canadian, German,
Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Finnish.

Not sure if there are plans for introducing other language modules to these
apps, nor if there are other applications which extend screen reading to
other languages (I would think off hand that there would be Russian and
Chinese applications at a minimum...)



John Foliot  foliot@wats.ca
Web Accessibility Specialist / Co-founder of WATS.ca
Web Accessibility Testing and Services
http://www.wats.ca   1.866.932.4878 (North America)

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> Behalf Of Scarlett Julian (ED)
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 6:23 AM
> To: 'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
> Subject: what languages can screen readers read in?
> Hi all
> I've had a nosey in the archives but can't find a definitive
> answer. I know that JAWS and HAL can read in a number of
> languages but they seem to be Euro-centric. Does anyone know if
> there is support for Asian languages. I want to put some pages up
> in the community languages of our city (Somali, Urdu, Arabic,
> Chinese and Bengali) and want to put them up as text but I'm
> wondering whether a screen reader will be able to read the text
> out in a language that the user can understand.
> thanks
> Julian
> Julian Scarlett
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