Manual test of HTML5 accesskey using hiragana

There is a link, with accesskey="こ". There is also a hidden link with accesskey="b", to a different page.

Expected result

For users with a hiragana keyboard, there should be a standard key based on "こ" plus modifiers that either activates or focuses the link. The link will try to open a window with the Github repo for this test, so you can update the results section :)

The test: Can you activate this link with an accesskey?

Value of the accessKey DOM attribute:

Likely failure modes

Most users don't have a hiragana keyboard, and even japanese users tend to use latin characters as an input method. Even if a こ key is available, the normal modifiers used to activate accesskeys may map the physical key to its latin equivalent such as "b", (the physical mapping to latin on the first keyboard I tried) in which case the user will be directed to a different page. Equally, the key may not be recognised because the system is in the middle of IME composition, or the accesskey attribute value may not be recognised.


This test is on github to enable Pull Requests…

Firefox 53, MacOS 10.10.5
Firefox exposes "⌃⌥こ" on as the value of the deprecated accessKeyLabel DOM attribute
The browser activates the hidden link (accesskey="b") when pressing ctrl-alt-こ
Yandex Browser 17.3, MacOS 10.10.5
Safari 10.1, MacOS 10.10.5
The browser activates the hidden link (accesskey="b") when pressing ctrl-alt-こ
All tested user agents reflect the content of the HTML attribute in the DOM attribute accessKey