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Use Your Voice to Search with Google Multilingual Voice Search

Another Google search option has been made a little more internationally friendly. Back in March, Google Chrome added support for the HTML speech input API. This API enables developers to give web apps and Chrome extensions the ability to transcribe your voice straight to text.

When a web page uses this feature, you simply click on an icon and then speak into your computer’s microphone. The recorded audio is sent to speech servers for transcription, after which the text is typed out for you

Today’s the lucky day we welcome Google Multilingual Voice Search which takes advantage of this API, allowing you to search in multiple languages to your heart’s content.

Currently, it only works with the Google Chrome version 11 browser or the Chromium version 11 browser.

To use the Search-by-Voice feature, click on the microphone icon in the right hand side of the Search Box and start speaking into your computer’s microphone.  To change your preferred Search Language just choose from the drop-down list of available Search Languages, this also changes the language of the text that your spoken search terms are transcribed into.

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  • Supports 45 languages.
  • Has “Did you say …?” feature for clarification which offers other possible terms you might have said:

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Here is the current list of supported languages:

  1. Afrikaans
  2. South African Afrikaans
  3. Cantonese
  4. Hong Kong Cantonese
  5. Chinese
  6. Hong Kong Chinese
  7. PRC Chinese
  8. Taiwan Chinese
  9. Czech
  10. Czech Republic Czech
  11. Dutch
  12. Netherlands Dutch
  13. English
  14. Australian English
  15. Canadian English
  16. British English
  17. Indian English
  18. New Zealand English
  19. South African English
  20. American English
  21. French
  22. Belgian French
  23. Metropolitan French
  24. Swiss French
  25. German
  26. Austrian German
  27. German
  28. Liechtenstein German
  29. Swiss German
  30. Italian
  31. Swiss Italian
  32. Japanese
  33. Korean
  34. South Korean
  35. Mandarin
  36. PRC Mandarin
  37. Taiwanese Mandarin
  38. Polish
  39. Portuguese
  40. Brazilian Portuguese
  41. Russian
  42. Spanish
  43. Turkish
  44. Zulu
  45. South African Zulu

Looks like an awesome toy for us search junkies, what do you think?

 Use Your Voice to Search with Google Multilingual Voice Search
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
 Use Your Voice to Search with Google Multilingual Voice Search

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