[guispeak] Re: British accents with JAWS and IE6

  • From: "Bundy, Keith" <Keith.Bundy@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 15:29:00 -0600

On a bit of a related note, I had a fellow faculty member email me, and
his signature was spoken in a French accent, even though he is no way
French.  It was humorous!=20

-----Original Message-----
From: guispeak-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:guispeak-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Laura Eaves
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 2:17 PM
To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [guispeak] Re: British accents with JAWS and IE6

Hi Rick!  How's the PowerBraille? --
Anyway, as for the british accent, I can answer that:
There is a checkbox in the html options of the configuration file of
jaws that specifies whether to recognize or switch languages on the fly,
based on the language specification in the html on the web page.
You can uncheck this box and force it to speak in American English all
the time.
It's kind of funny -- I first ran into this not on the internet, but in
email sent by people in the UK.
I am on a list in particular on which are several people in the uk, and
I noticed that jaws started talking in British speak whenever I read
mail from them.
It was kind of freaky -- but the explanation was easy -- they had just
sent the mail in html format so naturally jaws and Outlook Express were
treating it as a little web page.

It's funny how much harder it is to listen to a different dialect at
high speed when you aren't used to it.
I had to uncheck the offending checkbox in jaws in order to read their

Anyway, that's the story.
And I think it's a relatively new feature, as I only noticed it after
upgrading jaws -- but I don't remember now when that was or which
Take care, and enjoy!

----- Original Message -----
From: <Rick.Roderick@xxxxxx>
To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 3:06 PM
Subject: [guispeak] British accents with JAWS and IE6

> Hi everyone,
> Why do some pages speak in a British accent, even when they are not=20
> British?
> When I go to:
> www.ky.gov,
> I get a British accent.  When I go to other pages on the site, the
> returns to American English.

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