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Re: Screen reader support for languages other thank English

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 06:32:58 -0400
Message-Id: <A84FBE96-9761-41F5-AB2F-027104A03961@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: "Rebecca Cox" <rebecca@signify.co.nz>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Léonie Watson <lw@nomensa.com>

There are also a number of custom screen readers available which are  
totally developped for specific languages and those include some dos,  
hardware and software screen readers.  The disadvantage of all three  
of the bigies from what I understand is  that in many cases, the  
interface is still english.  In other words, Yes, I can have my  
screen reader speak in any number of languages as far as content  
goes, but the os may still be in english.  I don't know how they work  
in .locallized environments.

On Aug 15, 2005, at 5:51 AM, Léonie Watson wrote:


Rebecca Cox wrote:

     "Does anyone know what sort of support there is for languages  
other than English, using screen readers?"

     The languages that a screen reader supports vary according to  
the speech engine or synthesizer that are in use.

     The default language support amongst the 3 leading screen  
readers are as follows:

Jaws with Eloquence:
English British.
English American.
French.
French Canadian.
German.
Italian.
Spanish Castilian.
Spanish Latin American.
Portuguese Brazilian.
Finish.

Hal with Orpheus:
English British.
English American.
Chinese Cantonese.
Chinese Mandarin.
Danish.
Dutch
Finish.
French.
Greek.
German.
Italian.
Norwegian.
Polish.
Spanish Castilian.
Spanish Latin American.
Spanish Catalan.
Swedish.

Window Eyes with Eloquence:
English British.
English American.
Spanish Castilian.
Spanish Mexican.
French.
French Canadian.
German.
Italian.
Portuguese.

Regards,
Léonie.

--
Léonie Watson - Head of Accessibility.
http://www.nomensa.com/



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