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Accessibility language on Android

When content is written in multiple languages, foreign words should ideally be indicated in their respective language. For example, you can indicate a French quote in a Dutch piece of content. This enables assistive technologies to use the right pronunciation.

On Android, you can use LocaleSpan to speak content in a specific language. Multiple LocaleSpan's can be embedded inside a SpannableString to speak content in multiple languages.

val locale = Locale.forLanguageTag("nl-NL")
val localeSpan = LocaleSpan(locale)

val string = SpannableString("Appt")
string.setSpan(localeSpan, 0, string.length, Spanned.SPAN_INCLUSIVE_INCLUSIVE)



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