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Re: lang tag and alt text

From: Cohn, Jonathan <jcohn@air.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 18:29:33 +0000
To: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>, "'Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)'" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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It is also possible that some speech engines might have issues If you are not using Eloquence than make sure that you have downloaded an appropriate voice from Freedom Scientific to support the language you are working with. There should be a link in the help menu of the JAWS window to help you jump directly to the appropriate web page.

Jonathan Cohn

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:46 PM
To: "'Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY)'" <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: lang tag and alt text
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Resent-Date: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Make sure the JFW setting for adjust speaking based on language is set. You can get to it with ins+v if it is not set, it will not switch languages. If it is set, it uses a different TTS language.


From: Gies, Edward M. (ELS-DAY) <Ted.Gies@elsevier.com>
Sent: Friday, September 7, 2018 10:47 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: lang tag and alt text

Hi all,

We have an interesting case where we want to honor change in page language using the lang tag for some image alt text which is in German.

The image link can be found on the Mayo Clinic Proceedings home page<https://mayoclinicproceedings.com/>.
Look under the heading level 2 with text Stamp Vignette.
The graphic is a German postage stamp honoring cardiologist Werner Forssmann. The stamp  contains a picture of Werner, a medical image, and some German text for the value of the stamp, etc.

My thought is to wrap the <img> tag with a <div lang=”DE”>

Wondering if anyone can confirm this approach below is sound and if not providing an alternative technique.
When I tested this using JAWS 17 the alt text was not announced in what I consider a German accent.



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