Re: Switching of languages between english and another language

David Goldfield

In Word you can mark text as being in a specific language by choosing the Language option from the Review tab. From the Language submenu tab over to another option also labeled Language.
The sequence of keystrokes to quickly do this is alt+R, U.
If you want language set for a portion of the text ensure that you have selected the text prior to issuing this command.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
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-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Rui Fontes
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2021 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Switching of languages between english and another language


1 - NVDA, by itself, can do that in marked text.

The marked text can be in HTML, PDF, Word and maybe in a few more...

2 - Vocalizer Expressive, do that and also change the language based in the group of Unicode characters used by the language...

This method do not result for english and german because they use the same unicode group of characters. In those cases Vocalizer uses the NVDA method...

Best regards,

Rui Fontes
Tiflotecnia, Lda.

Às 08:30 de 19/12/2021, hurrikennyandopo ... escreveu:
Hi guys

I have been asked a question about the following.

I know there is a setting called Automatic language switching (when
supported) under the voice settings in nvda and another one for
Automatic dialect switching (when supported)

just under it.

I am guessing the person needs to have a synth that speaks the other
language and another they want to hear it in.

I think I read some where if the language is marked up correctly on
the web say German if you have a german synth it should start speaking
in that language and if it is then marked up en english the other
synth starts up

Does it only have to be done on the web or can it be in a PDF document
or can it say be in word?

What would the person have to do to have it change between the 2
languages in NVDA? I said i had no clue so thought I would ask some
one who already does it to swap between there language and say english.

Gene nz

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