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Re: what languages can screen readers read in?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 00:43:50 +0200
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Message-Id: <28EF23C2-A5CC-11D7-B026-000A958826AA@sidar.org>


On Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003, at 00:43 Europe/Zurich, Charles 
McCathieNevile wrote:

> A Catalan system was also recently announced on the Accesoweb list. (I 
> realise we're not yet getting close to the languages Julian listed, 
> other than arabic, but next time someone searches they'll find some 
> more info... :)
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Monday, Jun 23, 2003, at 15:13 Europe/Zurich, John Foliot - WATS.ca 
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi Julian,
>>
>> Currently, IBM HPR supports the following languages: American English,
>> British English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian 
>> Portuguese,
>> Finnish.
>>
>> 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...)
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> JF
>>
>> --
>> 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)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
>>> 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
>>> Education Web Officer
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> --
> Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
> charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
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>
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Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
Received on Monday, 23 June 2003 18:44:48 GMT

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