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Supported languages and dialects

Web Captioner uses Google Chrome’s implementation of the Web Speech API to transcribe speech to text. Because of that, any languages or dialects supported by this API are also supported by Web Captioner. Currently, those are:

  • 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)

Don’t see your language here?

Web Captioner relies on Google Chrome’s implementation of the Web Speech API and the languages and dialects it supports. As Google adds support for new languages, they will also become available in Web Captioner.

Changing your language

To select the right language, visit Web Captioner, open the menu, and select “Language.” You’ll be able to change your language and dialect. By default, it uses your system’s language.


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