Microsoft Immersive Reader expands read aloud support to 16 new languages

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The Microsoft Immersive Reader is a free tool to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability. Microsoft today announced that Immersive Reader is adding read aloud support for 16 new languages. You can find the list of new languages at the end of this article. These new languages will be using Neural Text-to-speech technology for high quality.

The new read-aloud languages for Immersive Reader will be available in several Microsoft apps as well as Azure Cognitive Services who are using the Immersive Reader in their apps.

LanguageLanguage RegionLocaleRegionGenderVoice Display Name
AfrikaansAfrikaans (South Africa)af-ZASouth AfricaFemaleAdri
AfrikaansAfrikaans (South Africa)af-ZASouth AfricaMaleWillem
AmharicAmharic (Ethiopia)am-ETEthiopiaMaleAmeha
AmharicAmharic (Ethiopia)am-ETEthiopiaFemaleMekdes
BanglaBangla (Bangladesh)bn-BDBangladeshFemaleNabanita
BanglaBangla (Bangladesh)bn-BDBangladeshMalePradeep
BurmeseBurmese (Myanmar)my-MMMyanmarFemaleNilar
BurmeseBurmese (Myanmar)my-MMMyanmarMaleThiha
EnglishEnglish (Kenya)en-KEKenyaFemaleAsilia
EnglishEnglish (Kenya)en-KEKenyaMaleChilemba
EnglishEnglish (Nigeria)en-NGNigeriaMaleAbeo
EnglishEnglish (Nigeria)en-NGNigeriaFemaleEzinne
EnglishEnglish (Tanzania)en-TZTanzaniaMaleElimu
EnglishEnglish (Tanzania)en-TZTanzaniaFemaleImani
FilipinoFilipino (Philippines)fil-PHPhilippinesMaleAngelo
FilipinoFilipino (Philippines)fil-PHPhilippinesFemaleBlessica
GalicianGalician (Spain)gl-ESSpainMaleRoi
GalicianGalician (Spain)gl-ESSpainFemaleSabela
JavaneseJavanese (Indonesia)jv-IDIndonesiaMaleDimas
JavaneseJavanese (Indonesia)jv-IDIndonesiaFemaleSiti
KhmerKhmer (Cambodia)km-KHCambodiaMalePiseth
KhmerKhmer (Cambodia)km-KHCambodiaFemaleSreymom
PersianPersian (Iran)fa-IRIranFemaleDilara
PersianPersian (Iran)fa-IRIranMaleFarid
SomaliSomali (Somalia)so-SOSomaliaMaleMuuse
SomaliSomali (Somalia)so-SOSomaliaFemaleUbax
SundaneseSundanese (Indonesia)su-IDIndonesiaMaleJajang
SundaneseSundanese (Indonesia)su-IDIndonesiaFemaleTuti
UrduUrdu (India)ur-INIndiaFemaleGul
UrduUrdu (India)ur-INIndiaMaleSalman
UzbekUzbek (Uzbekistan)uz-UZUzbekistanFemaleMadina
UzbekUzbek (Uzbekistan)uz-UZUzbekistanMaleSardor
ZuluZulu (South Africa)zu-ZASouth AfricaFemaleThando
ZuluZulu (South Africa)zu-ZASouth AfricaMaleThemba

Source: Microsoft

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