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(unknown charset) Re: Screen reader support for languages other thank English

From: (unknown charset) Terrence Wood <tdw@funkive.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:55:22 +1200
Message-Id: <C94DF4A0-0D48-11DA-B626-0003931722DA@funkive.com>
Cc: (unknown charset) Terrence Wood <tdw@funkive.com>, Rebecca Cox <rebecca@signify.co.nz>
To: (unknown charset) "'WAI-IG'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Windows XP SP2 has Maori language support, and I presume that 
applications running on top of this can make use of that support.

I was going to say that the real gotcha is, AFAIK, you can't set the 
lang attribute to Maori because it is not recognised in the language 
std. But, I found this: http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/iso639.htm  
where Maori has now got it's own language code. Admittedly it was 2003 
last I looked.

So, the best you can do is to set the language code:
<html lang="en">
<p lang="mi">Kia Ora</p>
<html lang="mi">
<p lang="en">Hi</p>

...the rest is up to the OS and the screen reader.

kind regards
Terrence Wood.

On 15 Aug 2005, at 3:22 PM, Rebecca Cox wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone know what sort of support there is for languages other than
> English, using screen readers?
> I'm in New Zealand and am interested in whether there's any support for
> Māori - not sure this list is the best place to be asking about this!
> There's a site with combined Māori and English content at
> http://www.huitaumata.maori.nz/ if anyone wants to test this out.
> Cheers, Rebecca
Received on Monday, 15 August 2005 04:56:31 UTC

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