[games_access] Top 10 accessibility features that are already out there in main stream games - Language

Jonathan Chetwynd j.chetwynd at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 31 10:51:06 EST 2006


Barrie,

although one can offer languages as an option, it's also possible for  
this to be done automatically, using systemLanguage, though outside  
the internet I am not sure how this would be implemented in practice...
http://www.peepo.co.uk uses systemLanguage to provide a variety of  
European Languages without the user even being aware.
Though of course people abroad need access to the option to choose.

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd



On 31 Mar 2006, at 10:55, Barrie Ellis wrote:

I suppose one fairly obvious accessibility features many games  
feature, espcially in Europe, is the facility to choose between  
different languages. Wouldn't this be nice to see in the future?:


CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE OPTIONS:

English
English (simplified)
French
Chinese
Japanese
......etc.

Subtitles
Subtitles (closed captioned)
Subtitles (sign language)


This admittedly links with cost implications that designers are well  
aware of. Why not open games up with an open source accessibility  
layer? Get other people to do the hard work, then reap the benfits of  
an increased market.

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk

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