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RE: what languages can screen readers read in?

From: Cynthia Waddell <cynthia.waddell@icdri.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 08:28:22 -0700
To: "Jael Kurtz" <jael@ubaccess.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Jael Kurtz
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:11 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; Patrick Burke
Subject: Re: what languages can screen readers read in?



Melingo in Israel has developed a text to speech program called Kolan
http://www.melingo.com/kolan_ab.htm  because of the specific problems of
ambiguity (the omission vowels) and the rich morphology in semantic
languages this tool is excellent, claiming 97% correct vocalization.  Right
now it's only in Hebrew but they intend to duplicate this program to Arabic
as well.
Jael





----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:10 AM
Subject: RE: what languages can screen readers read in?


>
> Again not terribly helpful for the original question, but a Google tangent
> led me to these pages:
>
> Compu-Arabica listserv:
> http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/lists/topica/compuarabica.html
>
> (Discussing computer access for blind Arabic speakers. I'm not sure of the
> date on this one or if it is still accurate. According to a message on one
> of the Jaws listservs the  Arabic screen reader Sakhr is priced at $3000.)
>
> UB Access - Hebrew and Arabic Accessibility
> http://www.ubaccess.com/hebrew-access.html
> (Info mainly on Hebrew accessible web markup, but explains difficulties
> screen readers will have with any language where vowels are inferred from
> context.)
>
> Patrick
Received on Tuesday, 24 June 2003 11:29:00 GMT

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