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Re: Screen readers do not obey language changes in HTML

From: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:44:54 +0200
Message-ID: <5540FC76.10807@hdm-stuttgart.de>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "Batusic, Mario" <mario.batusic@fabasoft.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

On 29/04/2015 17:11, Steve Faulkner wrote:
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> On 29 April 2015 at 15:47, Batusic, Mario <mario.batusic@fabasoft.com
> <mailto:mario.batusic@fabasoft.com>> wrote:
>
>     Thanks a lot. That about APIs confirms what I feared. The way you
>     point, Christophe, is probably so complicated that the JAWS and
>     NVDA developers push the task back so long – because the bug is
>     posted by both for long now.
>
>
> In Firefox the language is exposed via an Iaccessible2 text attribute

Should have checked the documents I created 5 years ago ...
The IAccessible2 language attributes are defined at
<http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/accessibility/iaccessible2/textattributes#Attributes>;
UI Automation Text Attributes also has language-related attributes, i.e.
"Culture" (by default the application UI's locale) and
"TextFlowDirections":
<https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee872119%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#language_attributes>.
However, I couldn't find the value range for "Culture".

Best regards,

Christophe

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> Regards
>
> SteveF
> HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>


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