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Remove Language Assignments

What it does

This tool can delete language assignments. You can do this separatly for structure elements or content elements. Additionally, you can choose if you want to remove the language declarations only on the highest level ("parent element") and/or on the lower levels ("child elements").
Optionally, you can delete language assignments within untagged content or within artifacts.

Use it for

To clean up structure or content elements.

How to use it

  1. Click in the tab "Extras" on the button "Remove Language Assignments".
    Button: Remove Language Assignments
  2. Activate in the dialog window "Remove Language Assignments" one or more check boxes:
    Dialog box: Remove Language Assignments
    • "Logical Structure": deletes all language assignments in structure elements - deletion is done on the highest level ("parent element") and on lower levels ("child elements")
    • "Tagged content": deletes all language assignments in content elements - deletion is done on the highest level ("parent element") and on lower levels ("child elements")
    • "Untagged content": deletes all language assignments in untagged content
  3. Click on the button "OK".

Deleting only in selected structure elements and/or on selected levels

  1. Click in the tab "Extras" on the button "Remove Language Assignments".
  2. Click on the button "Advanced".
    Dialog box: Remove Language Assignments_Advanced
  3. Activate in the upper part of the dialog window all structure elements in which the deletion process shall be done. With the button "Select all" you can activate all check boxes. The button "Deselect all" deactivates all check boxes.
  4. Activate in the lower part of the dialog window all elements where deletion shall be done:
    • "Structure Element": deletes all language assignments in structure elements only on the highest level ("parent element")
    • "Child Elements": deletes all language assignments in structure elements only on lower levels ("child elements")
    • "Direct Content": deletes all language assignments in content elements only on the highest level ("parent element")
    • "Content of Child Elements": deletes all language assignments in content elements only on lower levels ("child elements")
    • "Artifacts": deletes all language assignments in artifacts
    • "Untagged Content": deletes all language assignments in untagged content
  5. Click on the button "OK".

Related checkpoint

WCAG 2

  • Success criteria 3.1.1 Language of Page and 3.1.2 Language of Parts.

Also see: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2

Related reference

ISO 14289-1 (PDF/UA)

  • Matterhorn Protocol, Failure Condition 11-007: Natural language is not appropriate.

Also see:

Related accessibility issue

Content is not understandable because it is read by a screen reader in the wrong language.

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