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Hi Marco

Please, do open that enhancement request, I'm pretty sure that LibreOffice
does not expose this information at this point. Unless something changed in
master the last couple of weeks. If you file it could you please send me a
link to the bug report.

Sorry for taking so long time to answer.

Kind regards

lördag 3 maj 2014 skrev Marco Zehe <>:

Hi all!

I was just playing with the latest Master dev build of LibreOffice 4.3
again, and thought it would be nice if it exposed the language of text in a
way that NVDA and other screen readers could use. If the currently active
synthesizer supports it, text in multilingual documents would then be read
with a voice/language appropriate. So English text would be read with an
English voice, German text with a German one, etc.

In MS Office, at least JAWS and NVDA support that. The language is derived
from the info about which language is set for spell checking that
particular text. Since that information is available in LibreOffice, too,
if the dictionaries are installed, it should be possible to expose that

Firefox does this in IAccessible2, and I've described it here:
Yes, that article is almost 6 years old, but still very much valid. ;-)

So far, I have not seen evidence that LO (or OO for that matter) expose
the language portion of this info mentioned in the blog post. Or am I
missing something?

Would like to check here first before filing an enhancement request.



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