Non-English Braille on iOS devices
Hello! I am from Russia and
i need both English and Russian language support while working with iOS devices. For this reason I set my iPhone language to English in order to have fluent language switching throughout the entire system. For speech this works quite well. I have text for most languages read by appropriate voice. However, for Braille output this aproach does not work consistently. I mean, that when I read something in Russian certain parts of text may be displayed as garbage while other is shown correctly. I am sure that it has nothing to do with encoding, because as I mentioned earlier, speech works just fine in those areas.
So far, I found only one work around for this. I just switch VO language to Russian and turn off speech temporarilly. In this case I am able to read both English and Russian Braille without any troubles.
But, since in last iOS releases Russian Braille users got significant improvements in Braille input support, it would be nice to see the ouput improved as well.
So I have a couple questions. 1. is the problem I desribed above specific to Russian Braille userrs or people using other languages face it too? 2. Perhaps for this problem already exists a solution I just don't know. In this case I would appreciate any enlightenment. 3. If this problem is not specific to Russian, I think that all of us, who are affected by the issue should join our efforts and address Apple accessibity team with it.
Look forward for any comments.
Well, it is not specific to Russian. This is for the Arabic as well, the Arabic text is displayed as a group of dots and the only workaround to this is to use the Arabic voices in VO. Some interface content can be read fine still when you use an app or read a text you have to switch the voice to Arabic.
It exist in hebrew. There are more problem, but this is one of them.
In addition, the table for Braille eight dot is wrong in brazilian Portuguese. I believe that in Portuguese from Portugal too.