Immersive Reader adds 16 new languages for Read Aloud
Published Dec 08 2021 07:19 AM 8,710 Views
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We are thrilled to announce that the Immersive Reader is adding read aloud support for 16 new languages!  These updates bring this powerful literacy tool to even more places around the world.

 

In the coming days, we’ll be enabling many new and updated languages for read-aloud in Immersive Reader. These languages will be using our Neural Text-to-speech technology, meaning the quality will be extremely high. The new read-aloud languages for Immersive Reader will be available in our numerous Microsoft apps as well as our Azure Cognitive Services who are using the Immersive Reader in their apps. The new languages and locales are included in the table below:

 

Language

Language Region

Locale

Region

Gender

Voice Display Name

Afrikaans

Afrikaans (South Africa)

af-ZA

South Africa

Female

Adri

Afrikaans

Afrikaans (South Africa)

af-ZA

South Africa

Male

Willem

Amharic

Amharic (Ethiopia)

am-ET

Ethiopia

Male

Ameha

Amharic

Amharic (Ethiopia)

am-ET

Ethiopia

Female

Mekdes

Bangla

Bangla (Bangladesh)

bn-BD

Bangladesh

Female

Nabanita

Bangla

Bangla (Bangladesh)

bn-BD

Bangladesh

Male

Pradeep

Burmese

Burmese (Myanmar)

my-MM

Myanmar

Female

Nilar

Burmese

Burmese (Myanmar)

my-MM

Myanmar

Male

Thiha

English

English (Kenya)

en-KE

Kenya

Female

Asilia

English

English (Kenya)

en-KE

Kenya

Male

Chilemba

English

English (Nigeria)

en-NG

Nigeria

Male

Abeo

English

English (Nigeria)

en-NG

Nigeria

Female

Ezinne

English

English (Tanzania)

en-TZ

Tanzania

Male

Elimu

English

English (Tanzania)

en-TZ

Tanzania

Female

Imani

Filipino

Filipino (Philippines)

fil-PH

Philippines

Male

Angelo

Filipino

Filipino (Philippines)

fil-PH

Philippines

Female

Blessica

Galician

Galician (Spain)

gl-ES

Spain

Male

Roi

Galician

Galician (Spain)

gl-ES

Spain

Female

Sabela

Javanese

Javanese (Indonesia)

jv-ID

Indonesia

Male

Dimas

Javanese

Javanese (Indonesia)

jv-ID

Indonesia

Female

Siti

Khmer

Khmer (Cambodia)

km-KH

Cambodia

Male

Piseth

Khmer

Khmer (Cambodia)

km-KH

Cambodia

Female

Sreymom

Persian

Persian (Iran)

fa-IR

Iran

Female

Dilara

Persian

Persian (Iran)

fa-IR

Iran

Male

Farid

Somali

Somali (Somalia)

so-SO

Somalia

Male

Muuse

Somali

Somali (Somalia)

so-SO

Somalia

Female

Ubax

Sundanese

Sundanese (Indonesia)

su-ID

Indonesia

Male

Jajang

Sundanese

Sundanese (Indonesia)

su-ID

Indonesia

Female

Tuti

Urdu

Urdu (India)

ur-IN

India

Female

Gul

Urdu

Urdu (India)

ur-IN

India

Male

Salman

Uzbek

Uzbek (Uzbekistan)

uz-UZ

Uzbekistan

Female

Madina

Uzbek

Uzbek (Uzbekistan)

uz-UZ

Uzbekistan

Male

Sardor

Zulu

Zulu (South Africa)

zu-ZA

South Africa

Female

Thando

Zulu

Zulu (South Africa)

zu-ZA

South Africa

Male

Themba

 

 

These languages are already available in 3rd party Azure Cognitive Services apps, and should be fully rolled out in our Microsoft apps like Teams, Flipgrid, Word web and OneNote web by Thursday, December 9th, 2021.

 

Mike Tholfsen

Group Product Manager

Microsoft Education

@mtholfsen

 

 

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