Languages supported for ink-to-text conversion

The ink recognition capabilities in Ink Editor for Word and Ink to Text for PowerPoint support many languages for conversion, but not all languages that are supported by Office. 

Adjust the input language in Word

In Word, in order to insert text with the caret symbol, Ink Editor must recognize your writing language. To adjust the input language to the one you want, see Change the default input language for Windows. 

Add an Office editing language in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint, in order to for the Ink to Text feature to recognize your preferred languages, you must set the Office editing languages. See Add an editing language or set language preferences in Office.

Supported languages

Language tag

Coverage

af-ZA

Afrikaans in all locations

bs-Latn-BA

Bosnian, in Latin, in all locations

ca

Catalan in all locations

cs

Czech in all locations

da

Danish in all locations

de-CH

German in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

de-DE

German in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Namibia

el-GR

Greek in Greece

en-AU

English in Australia

en-CA

English in Canada

en-GB

English in the United Kingdom, and all other locations not specified in this table

en-IN

English in India

en-US

English in the U.S. and the Philippines

es-AR

Spanish in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay

es-ES

Spanish in Spain, and all other locations not specified in this table

es-MX

Spanish in Mexico and the United States

eu-ES

Basque in all locations

fi

Finnish in all locations

fr

French in France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and all other locations

hr

Croatian in all locations

ga-IE

Irish in all locations

gd-GB

Scottish Gaelic in all locations

gl-ES

Galician in all locations

ja

Japanese in all locations

lb-LU

Luxembourgish in all locations

id-ID

Indonesian in all locations

it

Italian in Italy, Switzerland, and all other locations

ko

Korean in all locations

ms-BN

Malay in Brunei Darussalam

ms-MY

Malay in Malaysia and Singapore

nb

Norwegian (Bokmal) in all locations

nn

Norwegian (Nynorsk) in all location

nl-BE

Dutch in Belgium (Flemish)

nl-NL

Dutch in the Netherlands, Surinam, and the Antilles

pl

Polish in all locations

pt-BR

Portuguese in Brazil

pt-PT

Portuguese in Portugal, and all other locations

rm-CH

Romansh in all locations

ro

Romanian in all locations

ru

Russian in all locations

rw-RW

Kinyarwanda in all locations

sk-SK

Slovak in all locations

sl-SL

Slovene in all locations

sq-AL

Albanian in all locations

sr

Serbian, in Cyrillic, in all locations

sr-Cyrl-BA

Serbian, in Cyrillic, in Bosnia and Herzegovina

sr-Cyrl-ME

Serbian, in Cyrillic, in Montenegro

sr-Latn

Serbian, in Latin, in all locations

sr-Latn-BA

Serbian, in Latin, in Bosnia and Herzegovina

sr-Latn-ME

Serbian, in Latin, in Montenegro

sv

Swedish in all locations

sw-KE

Swahili in all locations

tn-ZA

Setswana in all locations

tr-TR

Turkish in Turkey

xh-ZA

Xhosa in all locations

zh

Chinese in simplified script

zh-Hant

Chinese in traditional script

zu-ZA

Zulu in all locations

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