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Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Gijs Veyfeyken <gijs@anysurfer.be>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:58:43 +0100
Message-Id: <5B3E4088-9EDC-4EC3-9729-872385BDFCC6@anysurfer.be>
Cc: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>, W3C WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me>
It does since the High Sierra update.
https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-macos-news/new-good-and-bad-voiceover-users-macos-1013-high-sierra <https://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-macos-news/new-good-and-bad-voiceover-users-macos-1013-high-sierra> 

Kind regards,

Gijs

> On 15 Nov 2017, at 13:35, Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me> wrote:
> 
> 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 <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.
>>  
>> Thanks
>>  
>> Corey Collins
>> Web Accessibility Specialist
>> Student Services and Engagement
>> USC
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>> 
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