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VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:54:44 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <528A6F13-9D59-45AA-9421-B75F2C3E77D6@usc.edu.au>
Hi Everyone

Before I chase-up Apple, has anyone else experienced a compatibility issue with the lang=”” attribute for VoiceOver?

Something like the following reads/pronounces correctly in JAWS and NVDA but VoiceOver tries to read the Spanish marked-up version phonetically as English:

<p>Translate es un servicio gratuito de traducción automática multilingüe</p>
<p><span lang="es">Translate es un servicio gratuito de traducción automática multilingüe</span></p>

Is this a known bug? I thought it may have been discussed before on the mailing list but couldn’t find anything with a search.

I also tested VoiceOver with the Webaim Document Language<https://webaim.org/techniques/screenreader/#language> example with no success.


Corey Collins
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