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Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:35:57 +0100
Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <43F90166-590A-4362-9C18-8B00B0E8541A@moiety.me>
To: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
As far as I’m aware macOS doesn’t have support for automatic language switching in VoiceOver. iOS does however. 

— Michiel

> On 15 Nov 2017, at 05:54, Corey Collins <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 example with no success.
>  
> Thanks
>  
> Corey Collins
> Web Accessibility Specialist
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> USC
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> 
> ccollins@usc.edu.au
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