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Speech Recognition language support

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    Speech Recognition language support


    Windows 8 Speech Recognition supports 15 languages - English, German, Japanese, etc.
    But to my surprise, on my new Windows 8 Japanese version PC, Speech Recognition is supported in only 1 language - Japanese?
    What is that about?
    Is there any way to activate English Speech Recognition support on Win 8 Japanese?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8

    Speech Recogntion


    Dear Medab,
    Thanks for your reply.
    However, the link seems to just contain general information about Windows multi-lingual support, and not specific to my issue.
    I do appreciate MS's committment to multi-lingualism, and I'm a paying user of Office Language Pak.

    My specific questions is that on the Windows 8 Japanese product that was bundled with my Panasonic notebook PC, the Windows speech recognition seems to be only 1 language - Japanese, not 15 languages as the documentation says.
    My questions:
    Is this true? Japanese Windows has only Japanese speech recognition?
    Is there any way for me to add English speech recongition?

    Thanks
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Todo View Post
    Dear Medab,
    Thanks for your reply.
    However, the link seems to just contain general information about Windows multi-lingual support, and not specific to my issue.
    I do appreciate MS's committment to multi-lingualism, and I'm a paying user of Office Language Pak.

    My specific questions is that on the Windows 8 Japanese product that was bundled with my Panasonic notebook PC, the Windows speech recognition seems to be only 1 language - Japanese, not 15 languages as the documentation says.
    My questions:
    Is this true? Japanese Windows has only Japanese speech recognition?
    Is there any way for me to add English speech recongition?

    Thanks

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