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Re: what languages can screen readers read in?

From: Jael Kurtz <jael@ubaccess.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 11:11:13 +0200
Message-ID: <038701c33a30$aba58ae0$0200a8c0@Dev>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>

Melingo in Israel has developed a text to speech program called Kolan
http://www.melingo.com/kolan_ab.htm  because of the specific problems of
ambiguity (the omission vowels) and the rich morphology in semantic
languages this tool is excellent, claiming 97% correct vocalization.  Right
now it's only in Hebrew but they intend to duplicate this program to Arabic
as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Burke" <burke@ucla.edu>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:10 AM
Subject: RE: what languages can screen readers read in?

> Again not terribly helpful for the original question, but a Google tangent
> led me to these pages:
> Compu-Arabica listserv:
> http://www.accesstechnologyinstitute.com/lists/topica/compuarabica.html
> (Discussing computer access for blind Arabic speakers. I'm not sure of the
> date on this one or if it is still accurate. According to a message on one
> of the Jaws listservs the  Arabic screen reader Sakhr is priced at $3000.)
> UB Access - Hebrew and Arabic Accessibility
> http://www.ubaccess.com/hebrew-access.html
> (Info mainly on Hebrew accessible web markup, but explains difficulties
> screen readers will have with any language where vowels are inferred from
> context.)
> Patrick
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