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RE: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Sean Murphy (seanmmur) <seanmmur@cisco.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:28:17 +0000
To: Mitchell Evan <mtchllvn@gmail.com>, Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
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Question, is the TTS languages installed on the platform? I would have to power up my Mac and install the related language to see what occurs.


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From: Mitchell Evan [mailto:mtchllvn@gmail.com]
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Subject: Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

Your HTML is marked up correctly. It will work in a screen reader that can automatically switch between English and Spanish within a single web page.

I've had the same experience you described in OS X VoiceOver. At best, I've been able to switch manually between voices. Is there a frequent OS X VoiceOver user on this list, who can confirm whether this is a "bug" (Apple limitation, documentation gap) or a "feature" (user error)?

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 9:12 PM Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au<mailto:ccollins@usc.edu.au>> wrote:
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.


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