Bing Speech adds support for 6 new languages

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft yesterday announced that the Bing Speech API has extended its text to speech (TTS) support to 34 total languages. Now joining the list are six new languages, all which are currently already available to developers.

Bulgarian, Croation, Malaysian, Slovenian, Tamil, and Vietnamese are the six new languages which developers can take advantage of via the Bing Speech API. According to Microsoft, these languages, and the 28 others are available across 48 locales and 78 voice fonts.

Developers can easily access all of these languages via a single API and put it to work in accessibility, hands-free communication, and other situations. Microsoft notes that the languages can even be combined with “other Cognitive Services APIs to create comprehensive voice-driven solutions, online or on device.”

The Redmond giant is also planning on adding these languages through the Microsoft Translator Speech API and the Microsoft Translator apps by the end of February 2018. Developers can try these new languages by checking here.