Re: Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word


It has to do with automatic language switching. HTML identifies the language being used and if automatic language switching is on in NVDA and supported by the synthesizer being used, the symthesizer will try to speak in the language designated in the HTML.

I don't know enough about the setting to discuss turning it off nor which synthesizers support it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

I have not changed anything. I don't even know how to read anything other than English. But her messages come through in French or something like that.

Here is the odd thing. If I select, I can read the message but if I just listen, at least with my speech synth it comes out in some odd language. I even tried with espeak. Here is a very short file of what I mean. I dun no even how I should submit this to GitHub as this might be a picnic error, at least for the 2 of us who hear it.

Link to db file is here.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf of Bob Cavanaugh
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2021 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word

That is indeed odd, as all your messages come in in English for me.

Christina's messages however read in another language using Gmail's web interface. When Brian quotes them, they come through in English.

This has happened occasionally on this list, and only this list.

On 2/1/21, Quentin Christensen <> wrote:

This is the second message you've said came through in another
languages - it's in English for me, and NVDA reads it in English just
fine. I'm trying to think what the issue you are hitting could be -
I would have assumed even if you had somehow set Outlook to use
another language, it still wouldn't automatically translate messages,
just the interface (much like if you set NVDA's interface language to
another language, it only changes how NVDA's menus are presented and
NVDA messages and words are spoken - not for instance the text of an email.
On Mon, Feb 1, 2021 at 3:15 PM Sarah k Alawami <> wrote:
I have no idea what the conversation was about, but would Microsoft
sway work? I’m only going based on your ideas, Quentin. It shows up
in another language here in outlook. Sorry if I’m way off base here.
Tc all.
*From:* <> *On Behalf Of
*Quentin Christensen
*Sent:* Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:09 PM
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Problems with NVDA and Formulars in MS word
I thought we had an issue for this, but I can't find it just now.
These content controls on the developer ribbon have always been
problematic in one way or another (and if not in entering them, then
in filling in the forms they create).
So the other part of this is - what are you trying to make? Word is
likely not the best solution for creating something like a form you
want people to fill in like this. Something like Google forms are
popular for online survey type forms. For something you want people
to be able to either fill out on the PC, or print out, use a regular, ordinary table:
- Have two columns where the cell in the left column is the label
("name", "address", etc), and the right column is where you type your
- For longer responses, have a full table-width cell with the label
("Please explain why you want to go to Mars?") and a full table-width
cell below that to enter the response.
A table like this can be printed and filled in by pen, or you can tab
through the table and fill in details as appropriate, and it will
work for just about everyone.
On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 3:20 AM Cristina Ebetiuc
Good afternoon everybody!
I have got some issues with NVDA in relation with Formulars in word.
1. NVDA doesn’t Show the old Formulars from the developer Tools. I t
Looks like they have iven not been incerted.
2. NVDA Shows the new Formulars from the developer Tools but does not
read the names. I have called a chekbox yes, but NVDA does not
Show the
Name. Nothing does not work nor in read mode neither in Focus
mode. Can you
helpp me further?
I am Looking foreward to receiving your feetback!
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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager
User group:
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User group:
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