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Changing the locale for user input on a webpage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244668D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

When a user accesses a “language specific” web page and tries to search a key word on that - using a keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl + F or from a menu item, the string will get typed in the default OS language, instead of that native web page language in which the web page is rendered. This publication describes an approach to solve this problem.

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Changing the locale for user input on a webpage

Introduction :


When a user accesses a "language specific" web page and tries to search a key word on that - using a keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl + F or from a menu item, the string will get typed in the default OS language, instead of that native web page language in which the web page is rendered.

In a browser, whenever a user tries to search a key word in a web page that has a different language from the user's current input language, the search box should take input in that particular language instead of the configured language in the OS.

Use case :


Assume a user who has his locale configured to English and he visits a website in Chinese. Whenever he tries to search and enter any string, it will be changed into Web Page's native language.

However, using either that or any other method to dynamically change the input language or translate the string is not present in any prior art.

Features:

1. Any action requiring user input on a web page should default to the predominant language on the web page

2. As in feature #1 above, any action requiring user input in documents such as PDFs should also switch to the predominant language of the text being searched

Implementation approach :

1) Detect the locale of the current page.

2) Temporarily change the input locale to that determined in step 1. This can be done with appropriate OS API calls.

1. A non-obstructive popup will notify the user that the language has been ch...