Web Captioner Now Understands Over 40 Languages

20 Jul 2017

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Speaking in a language other than US English? Now you can select a different language for Web Captioner to recognize and transcribe. Choose from over 40 languages and a number of dialects.

  • Afrikaans (South Africa)
  • Arabic (Algeria)
  • Arabic (Bahrain)
  • Arabic (Egypt)
  • Arabic (Iraq)
  • Arabic (Israel)
  • Arabic (Jordan)
  • Arabic (Kuwait)
  • Arabic (Lebanon)
  • Arabic (Morocco)
  • Arabic (Oman)
  • Arabic (Qatar)
  • Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
  • Arabic (State of Palestine)
  • Arabic (Tunisia)
  • Arabic (United Arab Emirates)
  • Basque (Spain)
  • Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
  • Catalan (Spain)
  • Chinese, Cantonese (Traditional, Hong Kong)
  • Chinese, Mandarin (Simplified, China)
  • Chinese, Mandarin (Simplified, Hong Kong)
  • Chinese, Mandarin (Traditional, Taiwan)
  • Croatian (Croatia)
  • Czech (Czech Republic)
  • Danish (Denmark)
  • Dutch (Netherlands)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (India)
  • English (Ireland)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Philippines)
  • English (South Africa)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • English (United States)
  • Filipino (Philippines)
  • Finnish (Finland)
  • French (Canada)
  • French (France)
  • Galician (Spain)
  • German (Germany)
  • Greek (Greece)
  • Hebrew (Israel)
  • Hindi (India)
  • Hungarian (Hungary)
  • Icelandic (Iceland)
  • Indonesian (Indonesia)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Japanese (Japan)
  • Korean (South Korea)
  • Lithuanian (Lithuania)
  • Malay (Malaysia)
  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (Norway)
  • Persian (Iran)
  • Polish (Poland)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Romanian (Romania)
  • Russian (Russia)
  • Serbian (Serbia)
  • Slovak (Slovakia)
  • Slovenian (Slovenia)
  • Spanish (Argentina)
  • Spanish (Bolivia)
  • Spanish (Chile)
  • Spanish (Colombia)
  • Spanish (Costa Rica)
  • Spanish (Dominican Republic)
  • Spanish (Ecuador)
  • Spanish (El Salvador)
  • Spanish (Guatemala)
  • Spanish (Honduras)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Nicaragua)
  • Spanish (Panama)
  • Spanish (Paraguay)
  • Spanish (Peru)
  • Spanish (Puerto Rico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (United States)
  • Spanish (Uruguay)
  • Spanish (Venezuela)
  • Swedish (Sweden)
  • Thai (Thailand)
  • Turkish (Turkey)
  • Ukrainian (Ukraine)
  • Vietnamese (Vietnam)
  • Zulu (South Africa)

To change your language, look for the new Language option in Web Captioner settings and find your language:

Note that this is not text translation. You can only display captions in the language that is being spoken at this time.

Other Changes and Fixes

  1. Align text to the bottom of the page when starting captioning to make it easier to always capture the bottom two lines of the text without having to use the lower third feature
  2. Restart speech recognition service faster if it fails
  3. Fix issue where “too quiet” message may appear after captioning ends
  4. Add more helpful messages when granting permission to use the microphone or when that permission has been blocked. Web Captioner now explains specifically how it will use your microphone or other input device.

Questions, Support, and Comments

The Web Captioner Users Group on Facebook is the best place to get help with Web Captioner and see how others are using it. You can also like Web Captioner on Facebook to be notified of new updates and upcoming features. If you’ve got an idea for something you’d like to see Web Captioner do, let’s hear about it!

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