Because web pages, and even things like Word documents, are written for a specific locale, or country. That's how, for example, a spelling checker knows how to use an American English or British English spelling checker. This information is held in an the file. JAWS now incorporates a language detector which will change synthesiser language accordingly. Going from say English to Spanish is an easy change, but from American English to British English can be a shade spooky. George. > -----Original Message----- > From: guispeak-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=20 > [mailto:guispeak-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of=20 > Rick.Roderick@xxxxxx > Sent: 09 November 2004 20:06 > To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [guispeak] British accents with JAWS and IE6 >=20 > Hi everyone, >=20 > Why do some pages speak in a British accent, even when they=20 > are not British? > When I go to: > www.ky.gov, > I get a British accent. When I go to other pages on the=20 > site, the accent returns to American English. >=20 >=20 =0AThis Message has been scanned for viruses by McAfee Groupshield.