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    Windows’ Speech Recognition app issue

    by windranger ·

    In Windows Settings, I have the following Language settings:
    Region > Country or Region: Japan
    Language > Windows Display Language: English
    Language > Preferred Languages: English (US), Japanese

    And in Control Panel > Speech Recognition > Advanced Speech Options > Language
    the selected option is ‘MS Speech Recognizer 8.0 for Windows (English-US)’

    So the selected speech language matches the display language of the user interface;
    and Japanese appears only in Region settings.
    Settings screenshot: https://prnt.sc/-vSVBU1W_kCJ

    But when I try to start the Speech recognition app (Windows key + H), this error message pops up and the app doesn’t start:
    “Dictation is not available in your current language: Japanese”

    I assume the issue is because that the app is made to use the language set in ‘Region’, rather than Windows Display language which is a stupid implementation.
    But I don’t want to change my region just for this app,
    so my question is- is there a tweak to make the app take English as input language and start normally..?

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    • #3975111

      Ran into a similar situation.

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Windows’ Speech Recognition app issue

      So I checked out a laptop from IT, loaded it up with the language required, completed the testing and returned to IT for them to reload.

      As to the App, you must ask the App’s maker/author. Only they would know.

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      Reply To: Windows’ Speech Recognition app issue

      by windranger ·

      In reply to Windows’ Speech Recognition app issue

      It’s the Windows’ default speech recognition app, so the author is no other than Microsoft.

      • #3975417

        Then the obvious.

        by rproffitt ·

        In reply to Reply To: Windows’ Speech Recognition app issue

        Microsoft has been less than adept at multi-language support when it’s just one install. They improved the written parts but as you found out have a ways to go for Speech support.

        Because of this I make sure I install the OS for the language I need to use.

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