W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > October to December 2017

Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:54:47 -0600
To: Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me>
Cc: Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <OF5657E66F.A5F22601-ON862581D9.0056C654-862581D9.00576B52@notes.na.collabserv.com>
and I would recommend that you still "chase-up Apple" so they hear the 
feedback and address the need. 

I recommend the same for IBM because it is when the teams hear over and 
over the need for something that it gets prioritized higher. 
Phill Jenkins

From:   Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me>
To:     Corey Collins <ccollins@usc.edu.au>
Cc:     "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date:   11/15/2017 07:16 AM
Subject:        Re: VoiceOver lang="" compatibility

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 
<p>Translate es un servicio gratuito de traducción automática 
<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 
Corey Collins
Web Accessibility Specialist
Student Services and Engagement
Ph +61 7 5456 5383?
University of the Sunshine Coast?CRICOS Provider No. 01595D
USC, Locked Bag 4, Maroochydore DC, Queensland, 4558 Australia.
CRICOS Provider No: 01595D
Please consider the environment before printing this email.
This email is confidential. If received in error, please delete it from 
your system.
Received on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 15:55:15 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 6 December 2017 16:04:47 UTC