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Re: screenreader support for language subcodes

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 12:40:41 -0500 (EST)
To: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>,Michael Curran <mick@kulgan.net>, <fb@f123.org>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20080212174041.D03C14D61@alexander.cnc.net>

aloha, christophe!

while i haven't yet had the opportunity to use the test page you posted,
i thought you would be interested to note that NVDA, the open source 
freeware screen reader for windows (http://www.nvda-project.org/) has
"en-au" set as its default "natural language", which is only logical, since 
it is being developed by australians -- one can switch to en-gb or en-us if 
one prefers -- i don't believe that mick curran of NVDA fame is subscribed 
to any of the lists to which your emessage was posted, so i'm carbon-copying
him directly so that he can provide you with the under-the-covers 
information necessary to fully answer your inquiry...

as a side note, a similar choice offered by many screen readers is to choose
between "french french" (lang="fr" or lang="fr-fr") and quebeƧois ("fr-ca")
but few -- to my knowledge -- support "fr-be" -- similarly, there is support
for portuguese, lang="pt" or lang="pt-pt" for portuguese spoken in portugal,
as well as lang="pt-br", for brazilian portuguese, but there aren't support 
for other lusaphone subtags (for angola, mozambique, cape verde, etc.)

hope this helps, and i will DEFINITELY try your resource later today,
gregory.
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