10.2.28: Language of parts

Where ICT is a non-web document, it shall satisfy the success criterion in Table 10.28.

Table 10.28: Document success criterion: Language of parts

The human language of each passage or phrase in the document can be programmatically determined except for proper names, technical terms, words of indeterminate language, and words or phrases that have become part of the vernacular of the immediately surrounding text.

NOTE 1: There are some document technologies where there is no assistive technology supported method for marking the language for the different passages or phrases in the document, and it would not be possible to meet this success criterion with those technologies.

NOTE 2: Inheritance is one common method. For example a document provides the language that it is using and it can be assumed that all of the text or user interface elements within that document will be using the same language unless it is indicated.

NOTE 3: This success criterion is identical to the WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion 3.1.2 Language of Parts replacing "content" with "document" and with the addition of note 1.

Testing methods

Type of complianceInspection
  1. The ICT is a non-web document.
  1. Check that the document does not fail the Success Criterion in Table 10.28.
Result Pass: Check 1 is true
Fail: Check 1 is false

Requirement details

Reference number: 10.2.28

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