Microsoft doubles the language support with Windows Phone 8, doubles speech recognition too Written by Ron on December 18, 2012 - 01:35PM
In a new blog post, Microsoft is touting Windows Phone 8 as the most fluent mobile operating system ever with 50 different display languages supported. This is up from 22 languages supported in the last Windows Phone release.
"Language support was the No. 1 customer request on Suggestion Box for Windows Phone 8. So we kept busy—and now have more than doubled the number of display languages to 50," Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Microsoft figured if a user can read something on Windows 8, they should be able to read it on Windows Phone 8 too. To that effect, Microsoft added numerous new fonts and upgraded the code for email, Internet Explorer, SMS, Office, and more to handle such complex scripts. Windows Phone 8 also offers an on-screen keyboard for each of the 50 different languages! Microsoft has also expanded speech recognition to support 15 different languages/dialects in countries/reigons such as: Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India (English), Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.