During its unveiling of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite yesterday, Apple mentioned that it’s adding 24 new dictation languages, but it didn’t specify what those languages would be. Dictation, a feature available on both iOS and OS X, uses speech-to-text technology powered by Nuance to let users input text using only their voice rather than a keyboard or touchscreen.
Apple has gone from just 8 languages (with a few variations for some) to over 30 in Yosemite. In case you’re curious if your language will make the cut by the time the new operating systems are released this fall, below we’ve included a full list of new supported languages and variations by country:
Apple actually has 23 languages listed, but it appears it’s counting variations of Portuguese for Brazil and Portugal as two new languages. Apple also announced yesterday that it’s adding Indian, Tagalog, Irish Gaelic, and Slovenian keyboards as well as new definition dictionaries for Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, and Turkish Hindi localization.
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