moderated Detecting Language Changes in Word Docs


David Kingsbury
 

Hi all,

Is there any quick way to detect language changes within a Word document? I am not talking about changing proofing language or setting your screen reader to automatically speak in another language when a language change is encountered. I know how to handle those things. I would ideally like to be able to quickly search through a document to see language code changes or something like that.

Thanks,

David


Mario
 

David, I attended the virtual book launch yesterday. You gave a good presentation...

I don't know if this is what you're asking about?

Script SayLanguageInUse=Alt+Control+A.
This script says the name of the language in use at the current caret location of the document.

-------- Original Message --------
From: David Kingsbury [mailto:davidkingsbury77@...]
Subject: Detecting Language Changes in Word Docs
Date: Friday, February 18, 2022, 8:46 AM
To: JAWS Discussion List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Hi all,

Is there any quick way to detect language changes within a Word
document? I am not talking about changing proofing language or setting
your screen reader to automatically speak in another language when a
language change is encountered. I know how to handle those things. I
would ideally like to be able to quickly search through a document to
see language code changes or something like that.

Thanks,

David


Leo
 

There is a way to find a portion of the text that has a specific language label, but it is not what I would call quickly search through the text exactly. Besides, you should know

Which language  you are looking for before trying the search.

 

Leo

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Kingsbury
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2022 7:46 AM
To: JAWS Discussion List <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Detecting Language Changes in Word Docs

 

Hi all,

Is there any quick way to detect language changes within a Word document? I am not talking about changing proofing language or setting your screen reader to automatically speak in another language when a language change is encountered. I know how to handle those things. I would ideally like to be able to quickly search through a document to see language code changes or something like that.

Thanks,

David


Cohn, Jonathan
 

Are you looking to do this as part of a review before sending a document out? As far as I am aware, there is no screen reader or word commands to jump to a language change. I wonder if the raw document could provide any hints that would be useful for your purpose. My understanding is that docx files are actually zip directories and that one of the enclosing files is in an XML format. So perhaps there might be XML tags with lang attributes.
Jonathan 


On Feb 18, 2022, at 8:46 AM, David Kingsbury <davidkingsbury77@...> wrote:

Hi all,
Is there any quick way to detect language changes within a Word document? I am not talking about changing proofing language or setting your screen reader to automatically speak in another language when a language change is encountered. I know how to handle those things. I would ideally like to be able to quickly search through a document to see language code changes or something like that.
Thanks,
David