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Re: Techniques for 2.2.3

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 17:33:50 -0600
Message-Id: <199911242229.RAA05446@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
At 12:12 PM 11/24/99 -0600, thatch@us.ibm.com wrote:
>> Many assistive technologies understand different languages and can render
>> them according to the language attribute defined for a certain part of
>> document.
>I don't know of any such assistive technologies.

Doesn't the ACSS implementation in EmacSpeak let you do this?

I don't know many others, but the Festival TTS system from Edinburgh does:



>Jim Thatcher
>IBM Special Needs Systems
>HPR Documentation page: http://www.austin.ibm.com/sns/hprdoc.html
>Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org> on 11/24/99 11:58:52 AM
>To:   w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject:  Techniques for 2.2.3
>I hope this is OK as starting point. Gregory promised to make another
>2.3 Render content according to natural language identification
>Let user select the default natural language or languages in priority order
>that she normally prefers to receive content.  As content in the preferred
>language might not always be available, the user needs to be able to see
>what languages are available in the current presentation and select from
>Many assistive technologies understand different languages and can render
>them according to the language attribute defined for a certain part of the
>document. For  instance, a screen reader might change the pronunciation of
>the text according to the language definition. This is usually desired and
>done according to the capabilities of the tool. Some specialized tools
>might give some finer user control for the pronunciation as well.
>Sometimes the user might also want to know when the text contains parts in
>other languages. How to render the change of language should be made user
>controllable by the user agent. For instance, the user might choose to hear
>"language:new language e.g. German" when the language changes to German and
>"language: default language" when it changes back. Alternatively or in
>addition, the language change could also be rendered visually as text
>withing the document. User should be able to turn this on or off as it
>might be disturbing to users understanding the languages. (Maybe the UA
>could use stylesheets for implementing the change when available.) In
>addition, if possible the UA might have interpretations available behind a
>link or provide a separate function for that.
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