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From: <alicia.chin@families.qld.gov.au>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:40:34 +1000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFA3DBDFB4.5A575DF9-ON4A256DB0.0023DF72@families.qld.gov.au>

Instead of using flags and thus raising questions on which flag to use, how
about having images of the language written in their own script such as
French as "Francais" (with alt tags on the image to label the image i.e.
alt="Arabic" .. etc) that the native speakers themselves will easily

This should remove the need for deciding which flag to use.

It raises another question I have.

For example, when you are in arabic website, what do you need on your
server/development process to display the content in that script?
The website I am currently working on will take you to the list of
documents for download (in that language) when you click on the language
you selected.
It's ironic to have the documents listed in their english title that when
you download, it opens the arabic version of it.

What's the solution to such a situation?
Images are good for the first instance, but will be ineffective for the
How will the screen reader turn to read the other language pages too?

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