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    Default Language, properties and 508 compliance

    For a PDF to pass the accessibility check, do you need to set up the language for the content?

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    Default Re: Language, properties and 508 compliance

    Quote Originally Posted by gentle View Post
    For a PDF to pass the accessibility check, do you need to set up the language for the content?
    Yes you do! you need to set up in properties and in the tag panel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodrigoDG View Post
    Yes you do! you need to set up in properties and in the tag panel too.
    But, I thought that setting it up at the Properties level would do the work! Please, correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Language, properties and 508 compliance

    Do you know what languages are dipslayed/available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabylm View Post
    Do you know what languages are dipslayed/available?
    I see a whole list of several languages such as Chinese, Portuguese Brazil, Danish, Dutch, English, English UK, English US, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.

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    Default Re: Language, properties and 508 compliance

    you can also add the language by hand if it is not in the list. But that does not mean that the "508 compliant" works out well.

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    I confirm that best practices is to set the right language even at a tag level. I wonder if there's a way to do it automatically. I had a tagged document and chose to open each and every single tag to choose the language from the pull-down...quite a boring task to do!

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    I have tried selecting all together but it does not work. It's one by one ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodrigoDG View Post
    you can also add the language by hand if it is not in the list. But that does not mean that the "508 compliant" works out well.
    So, based on what you said RodrigoDG, if the accessibility check doesn't give errors for a given file, it still doesn't mean that it's ready to support the translation, right?
    If so, it means this check is not trustworthy (especially if it passes it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodrigoDG View Post
    I have tried selecting all together but it does not work. It's one by one ...
    From what I understand when reading Adobe's help, you won't need to set the language at a tag level whenever you have already set the "document" language for the AT reader to recognize when you enable the reading functionality.

    Moreover, I understand you'd only need to identify the language at a "tags" level whenever the content is multilingual and you want to identify that a certain paragraph does not share the same language as the main content.

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